We return to Madejski Stadium on Saturday for the first time this month...
Reading vs Middlesbrough
Saturday 28th October 2017
Sky Bet Championship
Skipper shows support at our deaf team's training session!26 October 2017
The Royals return to league action this weekend in the first of a double-header at Madejski Stadium, as Garry Monk's Middlesbrough are the visitors to RG2 on Saturday afternoon.
Boro rang the changes in midweek as they lost out to Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup, but they will be back to full strength for the weekend as they make the long trip to Berkshire to face the Royals.
Jaap Stam, meanwhile, confirmed that skipper Paul McShane and midfielder John Swift are fit and available to be selected from the start on Saturday, with both having come off the bench against Sheffield United last time out.
With Boro winless in the league for over a month and the Royals hoping to kick-start their home form this season, this match is set up to be a tough battle between two sides which are fighting hard for a good result.
Saturday's match sees the delivery of our 'One Reading' message, in our belief that football is for everyone, 365 days a year! We'll be celebrating the work that is done year-round by all aspects of the club and Trust in the community. 'One Reading' is at the heart of everything we do as a club, to find out more about what it's all about, click here.
Gaffer gives fitness updates on McShane, Swift, Kermorgant and Böðvarsson26 October 2017
Already with three assists to his name as a Royal, Sone Aluko can be found at 5/2 to open his goalscoring account in the blue and white hoops. Jaap Stam confirmed that John Swift is in contention to make a return to the starting line-up, and he is 7/2 to score any time on Saturday.
Oliver Langford will be the man in the middle at Madejski Stadium on Saturday, in his first visit to RG2 of the season. Langford has already been in charge of Boro this season, in their 1-1 draw against Fulham at Craven Cottage last month.
While he has averaged around three yellow cards per match so far this season, his last game was a feisty affair between Bristol City and Leeds United that included two red cards and six cautions, as Leeds ran out 3-0 winners.
Langford will be assisted by Lee Venamore and Robert Merchant, with Nicolas Kinseley between the benches as fourth official.
Friday 27th through to Monday 30th October – There is now a full weekend closure of the link from the M4 eastbound carriageway around to the A329(M) Wokingham-bound carriageway (this was originally a planned weekend closure of the link from the M4 westbound carriageway around to the A329(M) Reading-bound carriageway).
All overnight closures are from 9pm to 6am; and weekend closures are from 9pm on the Friday evening through to 6am on the Monday morning.
There have been important changes in car parking and bus travel for the upcoming season, with parking at Madejski Stadium now having to be pre-booked online, as well as a continuation of our bus subsidies with Reading Buses. There are more places to park than ever before, though, so click here and find out what the best option is for you!
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Follow it live!
The best way to follow the game live is at Madejski Stadium in person, by getting behind the team!
But if you’re based in the UK or Ireland and can’t make it to the match, you can listen to every pass, tackle and goal with live audio commentary on iFollow for as little as £4.49 per month or £45 for a season pass. Not only that, but our online subscription also allows you access to extended match highlights and exclusive interviews which you won’t see anywhere else.
And supporters based overseas will be able to watch live video of a majority of our games – including this one – by using iFollow. Match passes are just £5, or you can sign up for the season for £110 (prices equated to your local currency).
As ever, we’ll also provide live updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and look out for our match photos on Instagram. And head to Snapchat and find 'officialrfc' to follow our matchday story as it unfolds!
We wish to politely remind supporters that the football club is responsible for their conduct at all matches (home or away) and any person committing a football-related offence or involved in serious misconduct at any match will result in a club ban. Examples of serious misconduct include discriminatory, offensive or abusive chanting, entering the pitch, persistent standing and throwing a missile. Supporters witnessing any incidents of serious misconduct are encouraged to report this to the football club by texting 80800, beginning your message with the word SAFE.