When :, Tuesday, 3rd April 2018, 7.45pm
Where : Trinity Road Birmingham B6 6HE
Capacity : 42,785
Away Stand : Doug Ellis Stand, towards the North end of the stadium.
What might I see in the area : Birmingham
First away game then for the new management team. Expectation isn't high at all so there's not much for the team to live up to other than to try their best and you never know something might break in their direction.
Reading still trying to buck the appalling trend for Tuesday night away league games which has seen just 2 wins in 25 attempts but they were both in the Midlands and one of those was "over the road" at Villa's friendly neighbours, Birmingham
Reading's injuries abound still though Kelly might be back after illness. Kermorgant suspended and Elphick ineligible not that he’d be fit anyway. Villa are more or less at full strength though Jonathan Kodija may not be risked after only just returning to training. On the upside at least Villa don't play their first Easter fixture until 5.30pm on Saturday so maybe will collect a few selection problems.
Hey, but at least the club are on a run now. 1 win in a row. Doesn’t really get much better than that.
Trying to keep tabs on the score will be Bond, Darren Bond
20 Jan 17 > Reading 0-1 Brentford
30 Nov 17 > Reading 3-0 Barnsley
11 Feb 17 > Reading 0-0 Barnsley
13 Aug 16 > Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 Reading
14 Mar 15 > Watford 4-1 Reading
30 Aug 14 > Middlesbrough 0-1 Reading
Reading won on their league visit last year to garner their very first pointage at Villa Park following 5 previous total failures. And it has been bad with the 5 games previous to that earning Reading nothing but a relegation to division 4 in 1971.
How to follow the game
- Get a ticket and travel
- Listen to Radio 5 Live and/or a myriad of other radio stations for score flashes
- Ring/text a mate for updates
- Use an iFollow subscription
- BBC Radio Berkshire (FM : 104.4, 104.1 or 95.4 depending where you are in the area)