Adkins holds Reading transfer talks

Nigel AdkinsReading boss Nigel Adkins says he has begun planning for next season and has held talks with the club over potential transfer targets.

The former Southampton and Scunthorpe boss was unable to save the Royals from relegation having taken over from Brian McDermott in March and is now planning for life in the Championship.

Adkins says he has already held talks with owner Anton Zingarevich, director of football Nick Hammond and head of recruitment Steve Head on who he wants to bring in and let go once the transfer window opens.

The Royals boss says he was pleased with the outcome of the discussions and is beginning to make plans for next season in the hope of getting Reading back into the Premier League at the first time of asking.

Adkins said: “Now we know what division we’ll be in, we can start to put in process our decisions for next season. We’ve had good conversations with the regime, the owner, and there’s a lot of ambition about the football club. Since we joined we’ve known potential targets for each division.

“And in terms of players moving on, we will do the business that we want to do, that’s the important message.

“We’re in a position whereby yes we’re in the Championship but it’s a well-run club and whatever business we do it’s because we want to do it.”

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