Reading have won just once in four outings since dropping back in to the Sky Bet Championship and struggled to create much against Blackpool, although Royston Drenthe saw a free-kick well saved by Matt Gilks and Jem Karacan's 18-yard effort came back off the crossbar.
But they were beaten 1-0 courtesy of a first Blackpool goal from youngster Tom Barkhuizen.
"We came with a desire to win the game," said Adkinsr. "We were on the front foot for the last 15 minutes of the first half and we've had two or three great chances and then we did the same in the second period.
"Royston was causing problems doing well and Adam Le Fondre went close with a chance, but we didn't take our chances.
"We made a mistake at the back for their goal and fair play to the Blackpool player for taking advantage of that but we've got to be doing better in that situation.
"We've come away from home and there are no easy games. It was a very slow game but we got ourselves into the game. There were reasons the game was slow and well done to Blackpool because they've got the three points.
"We wanted a clean sheet today and there's no reason today that we shouldn't have done that. It was a poor goal to give away, but from my point of view we should've done better. We had possession and should've kept it."