But Adkins remains keen to bring in a striker and Hammond says Reading will be back in the market when the loan window re-opens next week.
"Supporters love deadline day and everything that goes with it, but unfortunately we were not in a position to add anyone.
"In the Championship the emergency loan window opens in a week and then we will have another opportunity.
"We will see where we are in a week but we still have a very strong squad which came down from the Premier League anyway."
Reading have held talks with free agent former Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko following his release from Paris Saint-Germain, but a deal to bring him to the Madejski looks unlikely at the moment.
"We had discussions with him but he's a free agent and he has been a top player so he has a number of options," added Hammond.
"All players want to play in the Premier League, but we are waiting to see where we are with it."
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