Last Updated: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:44
Reading captain Jobi McAnuff insists the squad still believe they can stay up despite sitting rock bottom of the Premier League table.
The Royals lost their seventh straight game at home to Southampton last Saturday to leave them eight points from safety with six games remaining.
Even a change of manager has failed to improve their fortunes, with new boss Nigel Adkins overseeing two defeats since taking over last month.
Despite their perilous position McAnuff says the players still think they can survive and has offered his support to new boss Adkins.
"Nobody has given up on anything," McAnuff told the club's official website. "Before Saturday we needed four or five wins and it's the same now, nothing has changed and we know what we have to do.
"We believe we can win games of football, this football club has been in the habit of doing that over the last few years and we hate losing. We want to rectify it.
"The manager is very positive, it's a tough situation for him to come into but he's got a great track record that speaks for itself.
"He's got a good policy of bringing youngsters through the system as well, which will benefit the club looking forward. That'll definitely benefit us in the long term."
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