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Reading have called a press conference for this morning where they are expected to confirm Nigel Adkins as their new manager. The Royals have been searching for a new boss since they sacked Brian McDermott two weeks ago, and former Southampton manager Adkins appears to be the man they have opted for. The 48-year-old has been out of work since surprisingly losing his job with the Saints in January, with his sacking coming after back-to-back promotions. Press Association Reports have linked him with replacing McDermott over previous days, though, and last night Reading confirmed they would be holding an unscheduled media conference at 9.15am today. Should Adkins be the man they unveil, Reading will become his third professional club, having started out with Scunthorpe in 2006. He stepped up to the manager’s chair after serving the Iron as physiotherapist for 10 years and twice got them promoted from League One to the Championship. A number of candidates have been linked with the post – Brighton’s Gus Poyet was heavily touted last week – while Eamonn Dolan has been looking after the team on a caretaker basis. The new manager will inherit a side 19th in the Premier League and seven points shy of safety with eight games left. Reading travel to Arsenal on Saturday before a home game against Southampton, Adkins’ old side, on April 6.
A tragic motor accident that occurred during the early morning hours of Friday, July 1, on Somalia Drive in Paynesville caused the deaths of three persons, including the driver. The victims included two males and a female. The accident occurred when a Silver Toyota Camry with license plate number A35139 carrying the three occupants, crashed into a concrete barricade on the side of the road, the police said.The vehicle was coming from the direction of Red Light heading towards Bardnersville, and might have crashed due to excessive speed, witnesses said.They further explained that after the accident occurred, the vehicle had to be forcibly opened in an attempt to save the occupants, but they did not survive.Police Spokesman Sam Collins confirmed the deaths of the three persons in a telephone interview and said they died on the scene. He, however, could not name the victims.Our reporter on visiting the scene of the accident, saw a lot of blood of the victims. However, eyewitnesses could not explain what might have been the cause of the tragedy.They told the Daily Observer that the accident happened at about 3:30 a.m. opposite the James Davies Block Factory in Jacob Town. The accident occurred, many said, at a time when the road was almost completely free of other vehicles and pedestrians. They added that the vehicle hit a concrete barricade constructed by the Japanese firm that is currently carrying out construction work on Somalia Drive.The totally smashed vehicle was towed from the accident scene to the headquarters of the Zone 9 Police Depot in Jacob Town, Paynesville.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)