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Nigel Adkins apologises to Reading fans after League Cup humiliation
READING manager Nigel Adkins apologised to the club's fans after the Royals were thrashed 6-0 by League One Peterborough United in the Capital One Cup last night.
Goals from Britt Assombalonga, Lee Tomlin and Danny Swanson gave hosts Peterborough a 3-0 lead at half-time, while Tomlin completed his hat-trick after the break and Jack Payne completed the rout.
Adkins said: “Tonight we got a good hiding. It wasn't a nice evening for the supporters.
“We know that it was not an acceptable result or performance, especially away from home, so my apologies to them.
“We've got a group of players who have got to get themselves together. We have got a couple of days left of the transfer window and I will be speaking to the owner and whether there is any movement on that, I don't know.”
One player who could be on his way out of the Madejski Stadium is winger Jimmy Kebe, who has not featured for the club this season and declared himself unfit for the trip to Peterborough.
The League Cup defeat came just three days after Reading suffered their first Championship reverse of the campaign, Tom Barkhuizen's late goal earning Blackpool three points on Saturday.
Next up for Reading, who have not won since the opening day of the season, is a trip to Yeovil on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).
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