Last Updated: Thu, 23 May 2013 16:50
Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy has backed Nigel Adkins to lead the Royals back into the Premier League at the first attempt.
It remains to be seen if McCarthy will still be at the club next season as a host of clubs including Liverpool are showing an interest in him but the keeper is only thinking about the Royals for now and he has been impressed with Adkins.
The former Southampton man failed to keep the Royals in the Premier League after replacing Brian McDermott late in the season, but McCarthy feels they are now in a good position to bounce straight back.
"I think the new manager has settled in really well and all the boys have grown to him really quickly," he told givemefootball.
"Every manager has their own philosophy of how they want to play, and everyone can see he wants us to get the ball down and pass it, and all the lads are enjoying that and I'm sure it will bring us success.
"Obviously we're disappointed to go down but we'll be looking to come back straight away next season."
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