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Pre-Season Underway With Win At Watford

08 July 2024
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading have started their preparations for the new 2024/2025 League One campaign with a 2-0 away victory in a pre-season match against Watford, played behind closed doors at their training ground. Reading played two full sets of players with a full switch of the team at half time with the score 0-0. Adrian Akande, who recently signed a new contract, and Jayden Wareham scored Reading's goals on 64 and 72 minutes.

Players featured: Pereira, Button, Ahmed, Abrefa, Dean, Mbengue, Kanu, Bindon, Wing, Elliott, Dorsett, Ryan, Rushesha, Senga, Savage, Knibbs, Ehibhatiomhan, Akande, Camara, Azeez, Wareham, Garcia, Tuma.

Reading's pre-season friendlies continue with the visit of Millwall, also to be played on a training pitch behind closed doors, on Friday 19 July. Tickets are available for all of the following four pre-season fixtures with Reading travelling to Woking and Cardiff City. The Select Car Leasing stadium will be used for the visits of QPR and Hull City.

Fri 19 July: Millwall (H)
Tue 23 July: Woking (A)
Sat 27 July: QPR (H)
Wed 31 July: Cardiffy City (A)
Sat 3 August: Hull City (H)


Discussion On This Story:

 The Cube

» 06 Jul 2024 08:38

Another U21 friendly - Saturday 13 July against Hemel Hempstead at Bearwood.

 Royals and Racers

» 06 Jul 2024 10:32

Watford game is at 11am KO- no starting X1 posted by club as far as i can see.could possibly be a young Trialist playing Ibrahim Talloh from Three Bridges and looking to make it as a pro.

 Royals and Racers

» 06 Jul 2024 11:46

Team starting match is


» 06 Jul 2024 12:06

Is Ince turning out for Watford?

 Royals and Racers

» 06 Jul 2024 12:11

2nd half

 Mid Sussex Royal

» 06 Jul 2024 12:14

Surprised Bindon back already.

Is Smith injured or being sold?


» 06 Jul 2024 12:19

Also where's Yiadom?


» 06 Jul 2024 12:20

Probably injured (with Smith).

 Royals and Racers

» 06 Jul 2024 13:38

We possibly won 2-0

 Mid Sussex Royal

» 06 Jul 2024 14:07

Yep - now on OS, Akande & Wareham with goals


» 07 Jul 2024 19:03

Know this is a long shot, but you didn't get the Watford line-ups did you?

 Royals and Racers

» 07 Jul 2024 20:42

Know this is a long shot, but you didn't get the Watford line-ups did you?
Sorry no- all Watford gave on X was the score and 1 photo.


» 07 Jul 2024 20:56

Yeah, saw that. Cheers anyway.


» 08 Jul 2024 08:46

Yeah, saw that. Cheers anyway.

The side their local media expected was something like:

Jonathan Bond; Porteous, Hoedt, Pollock; Grieves, Kone, Kayembe, Baah; Massiah-Edwards, Doumbia, Bayo

Can't find anything anywhere to confirm, the Watford OS just gives the score and nowt else about the game. Meanwhile the Reading OS still has the match listed but no result, let alone teams.


» 08 Jul 2024 12:32

Match report appeared this morning -


» 08 Jul 2024 13:11

Obvs it’s a subjective report but sounds fairly promising. We do seem to have relatively strong set of young players at the club

 Royals and Racers

» 13 Jul 2024 15:28

Royals 1st team squad pre-season might have stepped up a notch yesterday as i think they travelled to Ipswich to play a behind closed doors un- publicised match against the tractor boys. Result could have been 1-1

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