Adkins has said that Reading can go on a late run of form to save themselves from the drop, in a similar manner which saw the club win promotion from the Championship last season.
"We are where we are in the league, let's not hide away from that. We face an uphill task but all we can do is focus on one game at a time," ITV Sport quotes Adkins as saying.
"We have to have the mentality of playing winning football and keep looking to the future. The momentum has gone against us with the run of results we've had recently, so we need to see if we can establish some momentum.
"Last season this club showed in the Championship that if you get the right momentum you can go the other way as well."
Reading host Liverpool on Saturday afternoon.