We want to get back out there and get this first home win of the season as Hull head to the Madejski! And we'll need your help to tip the balance in our favour on home turf...
Reading vs Hull City
Saturday 22nd September
Sky Bet Championship
Having picked up our first league win of the season last weekend, we failed to turn that into points at home on Wednesday night as our perforemance against Norwich City frustrated all who were at the Madejski in midweek. Now we have a good opportunity to put it right, just three days later!
Former Royals boss Nigel Adkins returns to RG2 as Tigers boss and a win over his Hull City side would see us leapfrog the Humberside outfit in the table.
Our visitors have one more league win to their name, beating Rotherham United away to pick up victory on the road before collecting their first three-point haul at home against Ipswich last weekend.
In midweek, City suffered defeat too however, losing by the same scoreline as the Royals when Wigan ran out 2-1 winners at the DW Stadium on Tuesday evening - Sam Morsy and Josh Windass rendering Jarrod Bowen's goal a mere consolation.
We welcome back to former Royals loanees - Chris Martin and Tommy Elphick will be back at the Madejski as in the gold of Hull City on Saturday.
Returning the focus to the Royals, Paul Clement hinted at possible changes to an eleven which was unchanged in midweek after the win at Deepdale. There is plenty of competition for places in the squad, with Josh Sims, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Mo Barrow pushing for a return to the eleven.
And loanee Saeid Ezatolahi was an unused substitute in midweek - with a full week's training at Hogwood Park under his belt, the Iran international could feature at the weekend.
Garath McCleary gained more match minutes by playing more than 75 minutes in a U23 friendly against Brentford at Hogwood on Tuesday afternoon - as he works his way back towards match fitness. But Paul McShane joined Vito Mannone, David Meyler and Tyler Blackett on the physio table with a minor hamstring injury this week.
As always for our league fixtures, Adults can come from as little as £20, with concession prices available too – all when bought before 12pm on matchday this weekend!
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All of our usual travel options are available for this match, with Park & Ride, matchday bus services and stadium parking all available.
To see a full list of travel options, click here.
Community Trust Day
On Saturday, Reading Football Club will come together to celebrate all the all-too-often unsung work that is done by our Community Trust on a daily basis. So come and join in with the activities to better understand the work that goes on...
On the 4G surface behind the Indoor Training Dome, fans are welcome to come and watch Caversham AFC and representatives from our Girls Development and Advanced Centres training on one half of the pitch.
On the other half of the pitch, we welcome BCA Wildcats, CFP Newbury, Barton Rovers and Marlow Inclusive who will be playing small-sided games. Action kicks off at midday and will run until approximately 2pm.
At 12.30pm, the Fun Zone will be operational, where all ages can test themselves in the Speed Cage. Berkshire Vision will be hosting a game of blind football – please pay their stand a visit and see all the good work that is done for the partially sighted in football.
Reading Family Forum will also be represented at the Fun Zone as are STAR – big supporters of our Trust for a number of years now!
Meanwhile, on board ‘The Royal Bus’ our Trust coaches will be showcasing the ‘Primary Stars’ programme – there will be a combination of reading books to delve into and board games to play pre-match!
And there is plenty more happening on the pitch and at half-time - read all about our Community Trust Day activities here!
Follow it Live!
If you can't make it to Madejski Stadium, 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.
iFollow will also have audio coverage available to UK and international subscribers – please note that this Carabao Cup fixture will not be available to stream internationally.
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.