READING FC's Hal Robson-Kanu says he is desperate to make up for lost time following his brace in the resounding 4-2 victory at Fulham on Saturday.

The 24-year-old scored two goals including a penalty to add to further strikes from Adam Le Fondre and Jem Karacan as Royals picked up their first Premier League win for more than three months.

It was also their first victory under Nigel Adkins and Robson-Kanu believes a change of manager will help him kick start his career.

Robson-Kanu, who was a bit-part player under former boss Brian McDermott, stated: "The manager has played me, it's as simple as that.

"I know what I am capable of, I always have been capable of doing this but it's been about getting minutes on the pitch. When I do, I play like I did on Saturday.

"I have always been confident in my ability, it is about being given that opportunity. The manager has come in and played me and I am showing what I can do.

"I feel in my heart of hearts that if I had been given the opportunity two years ago I would have done the same as I am doing now."

Relegated Royals had shown steady signs of progress under Adkins without winning any of their opening five Premier League matches.

However, they got that monkey off their backs on Saturday with a victory at Craven Cottage which moved Royals off the bottom of the table.

"That is probably the best performance we have had," suggested Robson-Kanu. "It was controlled and we dominated possession and took our chances. The manager has implemented that and it is starting to show.

"The manager has emphasised the way he wants us to play in training and that is what we have been working on in the past few weeks. It came to fruition on Saturday.

"It wasn't a coincidence we played like that, it's down to a lot of hard work on the training field. The ideas the manager is trying to implement are starting to pay off."

McDermott was sacked in early March following back-to-back home defeats by relegation rivals Wigan Athletic and Aston Villa.

But Robson-Kanu believes Adkins had precious little time to turn things around.

"Yes, it's frustrating," he stressed. "The manager has said it as well. It's frustrating that he only had six or seven games, but now we are showing what we can do and as a team I think we will be a force again."

Adkins and his players are now preparing for their final home game this season when they take on Manchester City at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday, May 14 (8pm) before ending their top-flight campaign at West Ham United the following Sunday.

Robson-Kanu declared: "The manager wants us to give 110% in the remaining games.

"Relegation has happened but we have matches to play and they are important. We want to put in performances like Fulham and show people what we can do."