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Post-Match Reaction: Nigel Adkins

Nigel Adkins spoke to the media following Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Reading at the KCOM Stadium.

Here’s some of what he had to say:

“It’s a third clean sheet in five games. Reading are the best team in the division in terms of keeping possession and I would suggest that we had more of the ball today. We nullified a lot of their threats with the way that we pressed and we had opportunities to go and score. We had more penalty area entries than in many games this season and there’s an argument about the goal that was disallowed. In my opinion it should have been allowed but I’m led to believe that there’s a ruling where if the goalkeeper’s hand is on top of the ball – so if that’s correct then the referee has made the right decision.

“I thought we should have had a penalty in the first half as well when Seb Larsson’s free kick was blocked with a hand by the guy on the end of the wall. We finished the game strongly and on the front foot, and it’s nice to be able to bring players on from the bench that can have an impact.

“It was good to have David Meyler back to play 70 minutes and we’ve got more players to come back from injury.

“I know that we need to win games, but we’re building towards that. Their goalkeeper made a fantastic save from Jarrod Bowen and we’re creating chances. I must say that Allan McGregor also made a fantastic save for us.

“We’ve addressed some of the issues that we were having before. We look strong towards the end of games now and we’re on that roll of getting more clean sheets. If we keep doing the right things, then we have more of a chance of winning games instead of having to score at least two or three goals to win.”

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