Reading appoint Dean Wilkins as coach

Dean Wilkins

Reading have appointed Dean Wilkins as first-team coach.

Wilkins, brother of former England international Ray, worked with manager Nigel Adkins and assistant boss Andy Crosby at Southampton.

The 50-year previously managed Brighton having played over 300 games for them after beginning his career at QPR.

"I'm delighted we've been able to bring Dean in to join us," said Adkins. "He is an excellent coach and I am sure he can help keep improving our players."