After the disappointment of having a match postponed last weekend, all eyes are on Madejski Stadium for the weekend as Reading get back to Championship action...
Reading vs Millwall
Sky Bet Championship
Saturday 2nd November 2019
Saturday's visitors, Millwall come into the game in a similar situation to the Royals, in that their manager, Gary Rowett will be taking charge of just his second match as Lions boss - with Mark Bowen in the dugout for Reading for the third time.
Rowett had a bright start after being named Millwall manager following the resignation of Neil Harris, as his new side came out on top with a comfortable 2-0 win over Rowett's former side, Stoke City, although it was only the second win for the Lions in their last 12 matches in all competitions.
Several members of Millwall's squad are familiar with the surroundings of Madejski Stadium, too, as Alex Pearce, Jake Cooper and Jón Daði Böðvarsson are all set to return to face their former club in RG2.
The Royals, meanwhile, have had a full week on the pitches at Hogwood as they channeled their energy into training, after missing out on a match last weekend.
However, Royals manager Bowen says the postponement allowed the squad to have an extra chance to nurse any minor knocks in the squad, although strikers, Lucas Boyé and Lucas João, remain sidelined.
Reading will be hoping to keep up the momentum gained by two positive results against Preston and QPR, with another solid performance at home this weekend.
Make sure you secure your seat for Saturday afternoon, as the Royals go in search of another valuable set of three points against difficult opposition.
For full ticket information, including prices and how you can buy online, head here.
You can also visit our Ticket Office during opening hours or ring 0118 968 1313.
Parking paid on site on arrival on a first-come first-served basis at the cost of £10. There are also other options off site for our fans including buses and Park & Ride.
Please note that contactless payments are now being accepted for matchday parking at Madejski Stadium and the Old Greyhound Stadium.
For details on your full range of travel options, head here.
Tony Harrington will be the man in the middle on Saturday afternoon as he takes charge of the Royals for the second time this season.
The Cleveland-based referee was officiating as Reading ran out 2-0 winners over Huddersfield Town back in August, and has averaged around 2.5 yellow cards per match so far this season.
Mr Harrington will be assisted on the day by Geoffrey Russell and Michael George, with Richard Hulme set to man the benches as fourth official.
Food & Drink
Make sure you follow @bluecollarfood on Twitter to find out their latest news, where they’ll be announcing what fantastic food outlets will be located where for the first fixture.
Also, please note that for the 2019-20 season, we are prioritising contactless card payments on kiosks within the concourses at Madejski Stadium - meaning quicker service for all. There will be only one cash till per kiosk so please ensure you have card payment if possible.
EFL clubs united in tackling discrimination
The EFL and EFL Clubs are united in tackling discrimination and prejudiced behaviour in all its forms and are reminding supporters that no forms of abuse will be tolerated ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.
Everyone attending or taking part in a football match has the right to feel safe, valued and included and supporters are therefore being reminded of the positive steps that can be taken on matchdays.
The EFL have suggested a protocol for supporters to follow if you ever find yourself needing to report discrimination of any form at a match, which you can find by clicking here.
Matchday itinerary and opening times
Fanstore - 9am - 5.45pm (approx.)
Ticket Office - 9am - half-time
Hospitality - 12.30pm - 6.15pm
Jazz Café - 12pm - 6pm
Fan Zone and Fun Zone open - 1pm onwards
Gates open - 1.30pm
Teams announced - 2pm
Kick-off - 3pm
Full-time - 4.45pm (approx.)
Final F1 bus to Reading Station - 5.41pm
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.