MORE PLAYERS NEEDED
The transfer window will be shutting down in less than a month and Reading manager Nigel Adkins has revealed that he wants to add a couple of players to the squad, as he prepares to start a bid for the play-off positions. Reading have so far made three major signings in this transfer window, but manager Atkins has hinted that their transfer activity may not be over for the summer. Reading were relegated from the Premier league last season as they finished just above the bottom of the table. However, they have begun the new season in an impressive fashion following the 2-1 win over Ipswich on the opening day of the campaign.
Adkins said after the match that the squad needs a couple of reinforcements in order to last through the whole season. The former Southampton manager was appointed as the replacement for Brian McDermott, who was sacked a few weeks before the end of the season. Unlike in the Premier league, Championship clubs require around 30 players in order to go through the whole season through aspects like suspensions, poor form, and injuries. Adkins has said that the target for this season will be promotion to the Premier league.
The club will be able to spend some money due to the parachute payments.
“We need competition, a strong squad and we are still in this transfer window. I’d like to think we are going to bring some more players in to bolster the squad we’ve got. We want to win, we want to get back in the Premier League. No one is guaranteed a place but likewise we are not going to achieve anything with just 11 players. I’ve highlighted the fact that 28 to 30 players are going to need to contribute to handle the demands of the season,” said Adkins to the BBC.