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MATCH PREVIEW

PUBLISHED
09:39 27th February 2015

All the info on Saturday's Forest clash

Reading vs Nottingham Forest
Saturday 28th February, 3pm
Sky Bet Championship
Madejski Stadium


TeamNews

Reading: Chris Gunter returned to the bench in midweek after a month long injury layoff and will hope to be in the matchday squad for the visit of his former club this weekend. Anton Ferdinand and Jem Karacan are still sidelined, though Danny Williams, Simon Cox and Pavel Pogrebnyak should return after being rested for the trip to Huddersfield. Jamie Mackie is unavaialble due to the terms of his loan deal.

Forest: Jack Hobbs is recovering from a hamstring injury and unlikely to make the trip. Top scorer Britt Assombaolonga is out for the season with a knee injury.

TicketDetails

Tickets are on general sale - advanced prices are available until 12pm on Saturday. To buy now book online at www.readingfcdirect.co.uk, come down in person or call 0118 968 1313. FREE tickets are available for those aged 7 and under - click here for more.

Lower West, East, South & North
Member Advance
Non-member Advance
Matchday
Adult
£25
£27
£30
Concessions (17-21 or 65 and over)£17
£19
£22
16 and Under
£8
£9
£10
Upper West



Adult
£30
£32
£35
Concessions (17-21 or 65 and over)£22
£24
£27
16 and Under
£13
£14
£15

Pre-Match-Talk

Royals defender Jordan Obita: “The fans can be great for us. Us as players need to give a performance for fans to make an atmosphere, hopefully on Saturday we can get the right result.”

Forest boss Dougie Freedman: "As a coach, it's great to see players that want to learn and want to turn up and want their lives to change - it's as simple as that. They've come in every day embracing the challenges I'm putting on them."

Last5Games

Wed 25th Feb: Nottm Forest 2-1 Bournemouth Sky Bet Championship
Sat 21st Feb Nottm Forest 4-1 Bolton Sky Bet Championship
Sat 14th Feb: Blackpool 4-4 Nottm Forest Sky Bet Championship
Wed 11th Feb: Nottm Forest 3-0 Wigan Sky Bet Championship
Sat 7th Feb: Brighton 2-3 Nottm Forest Sky Bet Championship

Top-Scorers

Reading
Simon Cox 8
Nick Blackman 5
Pavel Pogrebnyak 4

Nottm Forest
Britt Assombalonga 15
Michail Antonio 11
Henri Lansbury 10

Programme

Stephen Kelly is the main feature in Saturday's matchday programme. The Irish international talks about the Royals' hectic fixture schedule and gives his opinion on one of world football's hot topics - the prospect of a winter World Cup! Of course there's plenty of regular features, including the brain teasing 106 Challenge!

Megastore

A new range of t-shirts are in-store and online as part of the Royals Casual Range. They include mens and ladies t-shirts and polos. Head to the shop on a matchday to snap up the latest offers! Click here to shop online.

officials

The man in the middle this weekend will be Mick Russell. Mick has taken charge of 23 games this season, producing 60 yellow cards and dismissing three players. This will be the first time he has refereed a game involving the Royals this season. His assistants will be Chris Powell and Richard Wigglesworth, with Philip Dermott the fourth official.

Families


The Family Area, in partnership with Knight Print, is located outside gate six of the North Stand. Activities at the game include the Royals' Skill Station accuracy game. Kingsley and Queensley will be at the Fun Zone posing for photos and signing autographs, and they will then head pitchside to mingle with fans! Click here for a full Guide to The Game


Food-and-Drink


West Berkshire Brewery are open for business as usual as their bar outside the East Stand serves pints of the award winning ale Good Old Boy! Please note stock will be initially limited whilst the club gages demand. Click here for more details. Lockey Farm sausages and pulled pork baps available in the East and West Stand, priced at £3.50. Sausages will also be available in the North Stand. Young supporters can get their hands on the ever popular Kingsley Lunch Bag from the concourse kiosk for just £5! Included in the bag is a kid’s hot dog, fruit drink, Kingsley cookie, crayon, and a Reading FC picture! The soup of the day will be Tomato & Basil.


matchCoverage


You can listen to every pass, tackle and goal with live commentary on Reading FC Player. Our online subscription also allows you access to extended match highlights and exclusive interviews. As ever, we'll also provide live updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and don't forget to follow our Instagram page OfficialReadingFC for loads of exclusive images.