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Royal appointment: Nigel Adkins urges Reading to 'dare to dream'

Former Southampton manager signs contract until 2016

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Gary Megson / Bryan Robson - West Brom - December 2004
Megson left with West Brom bottom of the table, 3 points away from safety. Robson became the first manager to ever save a club bottom at Christmas from relegation on the last game of the season, when West Brom beat Portsmouth 2-0 at home to stay up.

Does sacking a manager late in the season work?

Reading today announced Nigel Adkins as Brian McDermott's successor

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Brian McDermott

Reading caretaker Eamonn Dolan expected to take charge of match against Manchester United

Dolan, formerly the head of the academy, was placed in temporary charge

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Paul Lambert's side move out of bottom three with crucial win over fellow strugglers Reading

Reading midfielder Hope Akpan looking forward to facing former club Everton

Akpan, 21, joined the Toffees as an eight-year-old

Reading watch as Wigan's Kone slots his goal home
Shinji Kagawa holds his knee during the Champions League match against Braga

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Scot blame the physical challenge of the Premier League for Japan international's slow start

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Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck should not be concerned by lack of goals, says Michael Carrick

Striker scored Manchester United's goal against Real Madrid

Paul Scholes pictured training alongside Robin van Persie and Nemanja Vidic

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes ruled out for a further fortnight

The veteran missed the midweek Champions League game against Real Madrid

Brian McDermott looks on as his Reading side look set for relegation

Match Report: Stoke savour a rare win to halt Reading revival

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Kylie Leuluai heads for Hunslet

The veteran prop Kylie Leuluai, a member of Leeds Rhinos' Grand Final-winning team, is set to play for Championship club Hunslet on Sunday. Leuluai and fellow front-rower Richard Moore are the latest Leeds players to be dual-registered with the Hawks.

Leeds’ Kevin Sinfield (left) is tackled by Hull’s Daniel Holdsworth

Poor start for Hull after Gareth Ellis' warm-up injury

Leeds 36 Hull 6

Noel Hunt of Reading celebrates

Match Report: Reading give McDermott another collector's item

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