When : Tuesday 26th November 2019, 8pm
Where : Madejski Stadium, Reading, RG2 0FL
Capacity : 24,161
After the disappointing showing at Brentford things get worse with high flying Leeds United pulling into town for what, I guess at this level, you would effectively call the “bonus ball” as no-one expects that much from Reading despite their recent improved form. That said it may mean a certain amount of freedom for Reading as there will be no real pressure or expectation on them.
Leeds are where they are due to a really mean defence having conceded just 10 which is 3 better than anyone else in the division. This means that the 6 goals scored by leading marksman Patrick Bamford have been more than effective in helping to collect a number of maximum point hauls so far this season. Add to that the talent of Pablo Hernandez and on loan Heidar Costa and you see just why expectation on Reading to get anything is practically non existant.
Eddie Nketiah and Adam Forshaw are the only injury concerns for Leeds while Reading have doubts over Sam Baldock (hamstring) and John Swift (groin). Joao, Adam and Obita are not likely to be considered available until the trip to Wigan. In addition Andy Yiadom is suspended.
Team wise it is most likely Chris Gunter will get his first game of the season In place of Yiadom although the inexperienced Teddy Howe maybe considered and there is always the possibility of Andy Rinomhota being moved back into that role. There is also likely to be some consideration over whether to continue with George Puscas who seems to get into the right places at the right time but then manages to contrive many entertaining ways to disappoint supporters.
This game is main game for SKY so in all probability those watching the TV feed will get to hear their commentators fawning over Leeds every move so there’s another good reason for Reading players to try and upset the applecart.
Bond, Darren Bond
10 Nov 18 > Reading 2-2 Ipswich Town
15 Sep 18 > Preston North End 2-3 Reading
03 Apr 18 > Aston Villa 3-0 Reading
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
Just 26 league games played so far and all of them (except the first two games played way back in 1927/28) have been since 1986.
Of the 13 home games played so far it’s all square with 4 wins apiece..
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- BBC Radio Berkshire (FM : 104.4, 104.1 or 95.4 depending where you are in the area)
- Sky TV