When : Tuesday 23rd February 2021, 7.45pm
Where : Adams Park, Hillbottom Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4HJ
Capacity : 10,000
Another game away from home in midweek and further chance to better the 4 wins from 41 away midweek league games since April 2014. To do that though Reading will have to win their second away midweek league of the season, which they haven’t managed since season 2012/13, and also win at a team not beginning with “B” for the first time since April 2014.
But it’s bottom of the table Wycombe I hear you say. Well we all know that that does not mean one thing in this league and many times Reading have come a cropper away at teams in the relegation mire. However Reading’s current totally unimpressive form is actually possibly a good thing as there should be no chance of complacency...
Wycombe’s current league form since the turn of the year (8 games) is 1 away win at Huddersfield, a home draw with Birmingham (something Reading haven’t managed for years) and a draw at Millwall so they’re still looking for the first home league win of 2021.
Striker Scott Kashket is the leading scorer so far for the Chairboys with 4 goals, Daryl Horgan is a fairly useful winger who reportedly once attracted interest from Reading and, of course, Wycombe have both Garath McCleary and Jordan Obita in their midst so both of those players will be eager to get one over their previous employer.
Wycombe have doubts over Joe Jacobson and Adebayo Akinfenwa while Reading will be missing Araruna, Meite and Swift.
19 Jan 2021 > Reading 3-0 Coventry City
30 Jun 2020 > Reading 0-3 Brentford
11 Jan 2020 > Reading 1-1 Nottm Forest
19 Oct 2019 > Reading 1-0 Preston North End
12 Aug 2018 > Reading 2-0 Birmingham City (League Cup)
05 Apr 2016 > Reading 2-1 Nottm Forest
22 Mar 2014 > Birmingham City 1-2 Reading
23 Aug 2011 > Charlton Athletic 2-1 Reading (League Cup)
22 Feb 2011 > Reading 2-1 Millwall
17 Feb 2010 > Crystal Palace 1-3 Reading
07 Nov 2009 > Reading 1-1 Ipswich Town
26 Aug 2008 > Reading 5-1 Luton Town (League Cup)
This will be the 5th league game at Wycombe between the two clubs. So far Reading have won twice and lost once (5-3 back in October 1999). It is the third successive time that the league visit to Wycombe has been scheduled as a midweek game and Reading have always scored in the fixture.
How to follow the game
- 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
- Red button from around 7.40pm
- BBC Radio Berkshire (FM : 104.4, 104.1 or 95.4 depending where you are in the area)