Adkins won’t identify targets

Nigel Adkins remains tight-lipped when it comes to Reading’s

transfer targets, but admits he expects ‘business to be done’.

The Royals have already freshened up a squad which suffered

relegation out of the Premier League last season, with Danny

Williams, Royston Drenthe and Wayne Bridge having been drafted in

to the Madejski Stadium.

Further arrivals are expected, with Reading determined to bounce

back into the top flight at the first time of asking.

Numerous names have been offered up as potential acquisitions,

with strikers considered to be top of Adkins’ wish list.

He has been linked with Celtic’s Gary Hooper, Burnley’s Charlie

Austin and Southampton’s Billy Sharp, but he is giving little away

when it comes to a summer recruitment drive.

Adkins said in the Reading Post: “I know I’ve been linked with

players, maybe because I’ve had them before or we’ve played against

them or whatever.

“That’s part and parcel of what it all is.

“If and when something needs to be announced, we’ll do it.

“We’re pleased with the business we’ve done early and I’m sure

there will be a bit more business to be done.”