UK time is: 20:19:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Josh  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday October 27 2013

Time: 10:00AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Reading Articles

The Championship 2014/15 - Bolton (Thursday July 24 2014)

Another player set for injury lay-off (Wednesday July 23 2014)

The Championship 2014/15 - Blackpool (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Former Royals striker retires (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Adkins gives Yeovil assessment (Sunday July 20 2014)

New club captain announced (Sunday July 20 2014)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Middlesbrough 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Millwall 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
21. Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
22. Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

LUFC Itallian international chooses AS Roma
Leeds Utd : 24/07/2014 19:45:00
Blog: StAn's Fans 24/07/14
Birmingham : 24/07/2014 18:23:00
RUFC - Latest Rumour
Rotherham : 24/07/2014 16:39:00
Millwall Mad Not To Make Cahill Enquiry
Millwall : 24/07/2014 16:29:00
Woolford Looking Forward To Leeds
Millwall : 24/07/2014 16:20:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What area do we need to strengthen most?
Suggested By:  Josh
Goalkeeper 8%
Defence 12%
Midfield 12%
Attack 68%