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MATCH PREVIEW

PUBLISHED
10:40 1st May 2015

Read all about it! Derby v Reading

Derby County vs Reading
Saturday 2nd May, 12.15pm
Sky Bet Championship
iPro Stadium


TeamNews

Derby County: Derby have injury concerns over Jake Buxton, George Thorne and Zak Whitbread.

Reading: Steve Clarke has injury doubts over the fitness of Pavel Pogrebnyak, Jamie Mackie and Nathaniel Chalobah after the trio picked up knocks in the midweek defeat to Rotherham. Danny Williams and Hal Robson-Kanu could return, though. 

TicketDetails

Prices (allocation 1,089):

Category
Standard price
Adults
£28
65 and Over
£20
U18s
£15.50

As of Friday morning, the Royals had sold around 519 tickets for Saturday's game. Derby Will be selling a limited number of tickets from the iPro Stadium tomorrow: adult tickets will be subject to a £3 increase, with the price senior and U18s seats increasing my £2.

Tickets go off sale from Madejski Stadium at midday today.

Travel

Leave the M1 at Junction 25 and take the A52 toward Derby. The stadium is signposted off the A52 after around seven miles. There is parking available at the velodrome situated next to the stadium, which is convenient for access to the away supporters entrance.

Cheaper match-day parking is available at the cattle market car park which is located on the A52 past the ground, a 15-20 minute walk from the stadium. There is also parking available at the Derby Conference Centre on the A6 London Road.

Stadium postcode: DE24 8XL.

Top-Scorers

Derby
Chris Martin 21
Darren Bent 12
Thomas Ince 11

Reading
Simon Cox 8
Pavel Pogrebnyak 7
Jamie Mackie 6

Last5Games
 
Sat 25th Apr: Millwall 3-3 Derby County – SkyBet Championship
Sat 18th Apr: Huddersfield 4-4 Derby County – SkyBet Championship
Tue 14th Apr: Derby County 4-0 Blackpool – SkyBet Championship
Sat 11th Apr: Derby County 1-1 Brentford – SkyBet Championship
Mon 6th Apr: Wigan Athletic 0-2 Derby County – SkyBet Championship

Pre-Match-Talk

Derby forward Thomas Ince: “Saturday is a massive game and I sure that a few nerves will be jangling around the stadium. We’ve got enough big game players to get what we need to on Saturday. Ideally, we’ll get a win because then we’ll go into the play-offs with a bit of momentum.  

Royals boss Steve Clarke: “If you’ve been to a place before, in front of a hostile crowd, and had a positive result like we did at the cup, in can help.

“Derby lost a man quite early to a red card, though, so I don’t think our win in the FA Cup will have too much of a bearing on Saturday.”

Head-to-Head

Derby County wins: 10
Draws: 6
Reading wins: 21


officials

Tomorrow’s clash will be refereed by James Linington. The Newport-based official has taken charge of 37 matches this season, 17 of which have been Championship encounters. In total, Linington has brandished 102 yellow cards and 10 reds, and he last took charge of the Royals for the 2-1 victory over Norwich City on December 28th.

Linington will be supported tomorrow by linesmen Paul Marsden and Scott Oldham, and fourth official Darren Deadman.

matchCoverage

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