Akpan, 21, joined the Toffees as an eight-year-old and remained at Goodison Park until a move to Crawley in 2011.
He then penned a deal with Reading in the recent January transfer window and will go back to face his boyhood club this weekend.
"Going back to where I started my career from a young age is going to be exciting, definitely, but I'm a Reading player now and I want to do well for Reading," he said.
"At the end of the day it is just another game so I've got to go out with the same mentality as I do every time I play.
"It is a massive game for Reading Football Club because, in the position we are, we need to get out of there and we need the points more than anything so I will put everything to one side and concentrate on getting a result for Reading."
Reading lost 3-0 at home to fellow strugglers Wigan last weekend to fall back into the relegation places in the Premier League.
But Akpan claims the players are not letting the defeat play on their minds and believes a positive result at Everton is achievable.
"After a result like we had on Saturday I think we just need to let it go," he said.
"It was a bad day for the players and the club, we've moved on now and are ready for the game on Saturday.
"Every game you go into you have to believe that you can get the points from the game. Everton are a strong team throughout the entire squad but we have to make sure we implement ourselves on them."