The Royals are among the favourites to go down as they sit 10 points adrift of safety at the bottom of the table with five games to play.
"The attitude and mentality is good," Adkins told reporters. "If we can keep building on what we've been doing and build a bit of momentum - we got a good point in our last game - we're just trying to build on everything that's been happening.
"It's a very short space of time to have implemented all the ideas we've got - we're still on page one - but we're fighting to win games of football."
Reading continue their battle for survival on Saturday when they make the trip to Norwich City.