Adkins’ side sit bottom of the Premier League but the manager insists he is taking every game as it comes.
Reading boss Nigel Adkins is remaining upbeat about his team’s chances of staying in the Premier League this season, even though the Royals are bottom of the table and 10 points from safety.
Adkins’ side ended a run of seven straight defeats at the weekend when they battled to a goalless draw with Liverpool and the manager believes there are enough encouraging signs to stay positive.
The former Southampton man insists he is taking every game as it comes and refuses to look any further than that.
“We’ve got to concentrate on us, one game at a time, and give ourselves an opportunity to get as many points as we can,” Adkins said on Sky Sports.
“If we can keep building on what we’ve been doing then I’d like to think we can give ourselves an opportunity to win that game [against Norwich on Saturday].
“We know where we are in the division but there’s a smile on the players’ faces and a determination.”
Reading go into the game on Saturday knowing their chances of survival are extremely slim, with a win against the Canaries near enough a necessity.
However, after defeat against Arsenal last weekend Norwich have been dragged into the relegation battle themselves and will be wanting to take all three points to allay their own fears.
With just five games remaining and 10 points to make up on their rivals, it may well be that Adkins will have to look further than just one game and start preparing for life in the Championship very soon.