When : Saturday 27th June, 1pm
Where : Pride Park Stadium, Derby, DE24 8XL
Derby next. Season more or less over. Nothing to worry about. Aren't going anywhere. Like many I'm not really all that bothered now it's all petered out but would appreciate a decent performance whatever the result.
Hoping to see a couple more youngsters get involved, even if it's only for the matchday experience, though the first team selection is not likely to differ greatly from the Stoke disappointment.
Joao has an injury (again!) but don't know currently how serious that injury is so he may or may not be involved. Yiadom is still out so Chris Gunter will continue at right back. Miazga and Pele will possibly both be on the bench.
Derby. Who cares really, I reckon they're not going anywhere either (despite them being only 3 points off 6th place) so for them it's a case of the Wayne Rooney show and whether or not the FL will sling a charge at them for breaching FFP. No mugs though as they did turn Millwall over at the Den last time out and have won three in a row. If Reading did turn them over then their season would be pretty much done and dusted so I would expect a bit of a battering on Saturday which hopefully can be survived.
And for ST holders the game is free to watch on ifollow which we hope won't have the same issues as last time (hopefully the 1pm kick off time will prevent that).
Scott Duncan has been given this one and it looks like only his second game of this entire season so far.
29 Jan 2019 > Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Reading
05 Aug 2017 > Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Reading
15 Apr 2017 > Aston Villa 1-3 Reading
11 Mar 2017 > Preston North End 3-0 Reading
22 Oct 2016 > Rotherham United 0-1 Reading
12 Apr 2016 > Middlesbrough 2-1 Reading
04 Apr 2015 > Reading 1-1 Cardiff City
Reading have largely had the upper hand in games against Derby registering almost twice as many wins (24) in all competitions.
In the league this game will be the 42nd time the two sides have met with all games having been played since 1984 – a drab 0-0 at Elm Park (so, on average, it's been roughly one game a year since then and just goes to show how the once mighty have fallen over the last 4 decades). The return from the 20 previous league trips to Derby is 9 wins, 3 draws and 8 defeats which is really rather good when you consider that Derby have always been a fairly decent top two division team.
How to follow the game
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- BBC Radio Berkshire (FM : 104.4, 104.1 or 95.4 depending where you are in the area)