Reading boss Nigel Adkins has ruled out the chance of striker Adam Le Fondre leaving the club this month, as reported by Sky Sports.

Le Fondre smashed a first half hat-trick to see off Bolton yesterday and the former Rotherham man moves into double figures for the campaign, just as he did last season in the top flight.

A number of Premier League and Championship clubs have been linked with a move for the 27 year old including Sunderland, Fulham and Nottingham Forest.

However Adkins has ruled out such rumours and is desperate to keep his current squad together and possibly even add to it to try and get the Royals back into the Premier League.

“My stance on Adam has been exactly the same since I joined the club. He is a great goalscorer and we’ve got no intention of letting him go anywhere else” Adkins said.

“Whether we are linked to or bring in other forwards is irrelevant. We value Adam very highly and if you want to be successful, you need to have a strong group of strikers.

“The way he has performed today was very important to us.”

 

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