Football - Adkins pleased with Reading finish

Boss Nigel Adkins insists Reading can be satisfied with their end to the Barclays Premier League season - regardless of what happens in their final fixture against West Ham.

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The Royals have secured five points from their last five matches, with their goalless draw against Liverpool on April 13 ending an eight-match losing streak.

Relegation was confirmed three weeks ago when they failed to beat QPR but Adkins, who has been in charge since mid-March, is pleased with the progress that has been made.

"We have already finished on a high note. Over the last seven or eight weeks there's been a good progression in what we've wanted to do," he said.

"The players are in a good state of mind and looking forward there's a lot of belief about what we're doing for the future.

"We've got a driving ambition, we want to be back in the Barclays Premier League.

"The players are well aware of what's going to be required of them next season and there's a feel good factor about the place."

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