Reading boss Nigel Adkins: "It's in our destiny"

Nigel Adkins is pleased that Reading were able to keep their chances of reaching the Championship playoffs in their own hands by holding Leicester City to a 1-1 draw.

Manager Nigel Adkins was pleased that Reading were able to keep their chances of reaching the playoffs in their own hands by holding Championship leaders Leicester City to a 1-1 draw on Monday night.

The result, which came courtesy of first-half goals from Alex Pearce and Danny Drinkwater, moved the Royals back up to sixth in the table, but only above Brighton & Hove Albion and Ipswich Town on goal difference with four regular-season games remaining.

"We've got a point to put us back in the playoffs; four games to go and it's in our destiny which is important," Adkins told Sky Sports News. "We should have had a penalty, but we've had to dig in at the end and show some grit to get ourselves over the line and get a point.

"But all in all we have played against a team that will be worthy champions of the division and they are going to the Premier League and they were up for it and I thought we were up for it as well.

"We keep going and we are in there and we are battling and we have still got a chance."

Reading's last four games see them visit Wigan Athletic and Doncaster Rovers, as well as facing Middlesbrough and Burnley at home.

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson on the touchline on March 29, 2013
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