The Royals make their long-awaited return back to action at the Madejski Stadium this weekend - and here's all the information you need to know for Saturday's game against Fulham.
Royals: Jem Karacan will miss the Cottagers clash after suffering a knee injury at Liverpool - but goalkeeper Adam Federici
is in contention to return. Noel Hunt may also feature after he trained with the Royals this morning.
Cottagers: Bryan Ruiz is a doubt after missing Fulham's match against Aston Villa because of an groin injury sustained while on international duty.
Head to head
The two sides have a fairly even head to head record - with Fulham having the slightly better record with 16 wins to our 13. The Royals did the double over the West Londoners in 2006/07 - both 1-0 wins thanks to Kevin Doyle penalty at Craven Cottage and Stephen Hunt's winner at the Madejski. However, the Cottagers inflicted revenge home and away the following the season.
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A word from Brian
"We can't wait - it's been such a long time. We've had a couple of difficult away games and we should have won against Newcastle. If we can put on that kind of performance like we did against Newcastle then we'll do well." Read his full preview by clicking here
And from his opposite number Martin Jol
"If you see their (Reading's) results, it’s always close. They’ve got a few players who can make a difference and they play like a team. I feel that Reading could be higher [in the table] but they need that little bit of luck."