Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Adkins: Penalty decision was right

Adkins: Penalty decision was right

Nigel Adkins was disappointed to see his side throw away a late lead against Millwall, but had no problem with the penalty decision.

The Royals were leading into injury time, thanks to an early goal from defender Sean Morrison, but threw it away in the final minutes. Adam Federici brought down Scott McDonald in the area and Liam Trotter stepped up to give the Lions a share of the points, one the Reading manager felt they deserved too.

Speaking to the Official Reading FC website, Adkins said: 'We put ourselves in a position to win the game, we're 1-0 up in injury time and have to see the game out. There was a ball knocked into the box, we didn't deal with the first header and weren't close enough for the second ball.'

'Then we've given the referee a decision to make, and it was the right decision to give a penalty. If you're from Millwall you will think you deserved to get something from the game, and you can't deny that for their efforts. They had a good result against QPR last week, worked hard and deserve credit.'


Good honesty there from Adkins, who I don't particularly want to blame today, the players seemed to lack effort. I'm glad he put HRK in to add an extra number to the midfield, who were struggling for most of the game. The Kelly substitution may have raised questions, but Bridge may have had a knock.

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Josh
Date:Sunday October 27 2013
Time: 10:00AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

Video - Championship Goals, 21st-22nd April 2017

The Championship season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend.

Stats: Nottingham Forest v Reading

All the stats from Nottingham Forest (3) vs (2) Reading, City Ground, 22/04/17 Att: 20,323

Team Sheets - Nottingham Forest v Reading

Reading go to the City Ground as the visitors to Nottingham Forest for the latest Championship game.

Follow On Twitter - Nottingham Forest v Reading

Reading go to the City Ground as the visitors to Nottingham Forest today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Reading
Write For Vital Reading
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Nottingham Forest MotM
Suggested By:
Al Habsi0%
Gunter0%
Moore0%
Blackett0%
Obita0%
Williams0%
Kelly0%
Popa0%
Swift0%
Grabban0%
Kermorgant0%
Sub-Beerens0%
Sub-Evans0%
Sub-Mendes0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
2 Newcastle 43 26 7 10 85 37
3 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
4 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
5 Huddersfield 43 24 6 13 78 2
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 43 16 13 14 61 5
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 43 15 10 18 55 -2
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Vital Football Comment