Reading and QPR have both been relegated from the Barclays Premier League after their goalless draw at the Madejski Stadium today.
The Royals face Rangers with both clubs knowing defeat would mean they will become the first team to be relegated to the Championship.Other permutations could even see the victors relegated but Adkins has remained positive throughout his brief tenure and reckons his players are raring to go.
Despite the seemingly impossible task of keeping Reading in the top flight, Adkins will not be tempted to watch other games over the course of the weekend in the hope results go their way.
The former Southampton boss replaced Brian McDermott at Reading on March 26 and has seen his new side take just one point from his opening four fixtures in charge.
Reading Football Club have announced Nigel Adkins as the side's new manager. Divya Kohli spoke to ITV News Meridian's sport correspondent Sarah Gomme about the revelation.
In a press conference at the Madejski Stadium this morning, Nigel Adkins has said he "has to believe" that the club can stay in the Premier League.
Nigel Adkins celebrated finishing a recent press conference with ITV journalists by showing off his dance moves. The Saint's manager appeared to be very pleased after finishing the press conference which was discussing his team's next game against Everton.