After finishing the campaign in May, pre-season has flown back around and we get started against a National League outfit...
Eastleigh vs Reading
Saturday 30th June, 12.30pm
Silverlake Stadium (SO50 9HT)
After a week of double sessions and getting back into the routine of training, Paul Clement's side will make the hour-long trip to Eastleigh on Saturday lunchtime to start their pre-season fixtures.
Games against AFC Wimbledon, Fulham and Crystal Palace are also confirmed for July alongside a week-long training camp in Austria. This shows that the Royals' pre-season efforts will be as intense as ever in the run-up to the new campaign!
The Spitfires await on Saturday, with a 14th place finish to their name in the National League last season and a good test as the Royals start to build up their match fitness.
New signings, David Meyler and Andy Yiadom, joined up with the squad to go through the initial pre-season training programme. John O'Shea, meanwhile, is set to join his new team-mates in training next week.
Former Royals stopper, Graham Stack, is on the books at Eastleigh and played 27 times last season for the Spitfires - so travelling Reading fans will be sure to give him a good reception!
Paul Clement also has the vast majority of his squad to choose from, with plenty of players set to get minutes under their belts for the first time for almost two months.
Players who spent time out on loan last season will be available as well, with Yakou Meite and Adrian Popa having returned to the club from their respective spells away from RG2.
It's set to be another warm, sunny day on Saturday - perfect to enjoy some football and the first opportunity to see the Royals ahead of the 2018-19 season!
Tickets are available on the day at the Silverlake Stadium, with no advance discount on offer.
For all ticketing enquiries, follow the link to our Ticket Office page or contact the Ticket Office by phone on 0118 968 1313.
For full pricing information and seating arrangements for this fixture, click the button below.
For those heading Southbound on Saturday, take the M3 down to Junction 13 before taking the exit to the A335 for Eastleigh.
Turn right onto Passfield Avenue and follow the road for three-quarters of a mile before turning right onto Chestnut Avenue.
Take the first exit at the following roundabout onto Stoneham Lane, and the Silverlake Stadium is around half a mile further up the road (SO50 9HT).
To hear more from the manager, click here.
To read Andy Yiadom's thoughts on pre-season so far, click here.
Follow it Live!
If you can't make it to Eastleigh on Saturday, we've got you covered!
- Keep up with minute-by-minute action through our live Match Centre, available on the club website prior to kick-off.
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