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Ipswich Preview

2 August 2013

Key info for Saturday's game

Team News
Reading: Jason Roberts still remains unavailable through injury, while Jimmy Kebe is also doubtful. Hal Robson-Kanu has been progressing well but Nick Blackman is suspended for the Ipswich clash.

Ipswich: Defender Aaron Cresswell is doubtful with a thigh strain, while midfielders Anthony Wordsworth and Luke Hyam may also miss Saturday's opener.

A large Tractor Boys contingent will be at Madejski Stadium on Saturday, while home tickets have also been selling well. Click here for more information.

Buy your cheaper advanced tickets before midday on Saturday! Call 0844 249 1871 or visit

A word from the manager
Royals boss Nigel Adkins: "It’s about winning games of football and that starts on Saturday against Ipswich."

A word from the players
Royals midfielder Danny Guthrie: "It will be massive to have the fans behind us once again. Our home form is going to be vital this year if we want to get promoted."

Ipswich midfielder, former Royal, Jay Tabb: "I didn’t expect to be returning to the Madejski Stadium quite so soon! It will be nice to see them but I’m only focussing on Ipswich now."

Last five
Sat 31 Dec 2011       Reading 1 - 0 Ipswich   
Sat 26 Nov 2011       Ipswich 2 - 3 Reading   
Tue 08 Mar 2011       Ipswich 1 - 3 Reading   
Tue 28 Sep 2010       Reading 1 - 0 Ipswich   
Sat 03 Apr 2010        Ipswich 2 - 1 Reading    

Click here for vital information on buses and parking.

New Kit
Why not get your new shirt for the 2013/14 season this Saturday! Shirt printing is also available at the North Stand kiosk. Click here for more information.

Matchday activities!
There are loads for the youngsters to get involved in during the day at Madejski Stadium including some exciting competitions! Click here. Download our Guide to the Game by clicking here.

- You can sample sausages for free at our Royals Fun Zone from 1pm!
- Kingsley's lunch bag is half price at just £2.50.
- Have a look at the new concourse menu for 2013/14! Click here.

The Officials
Referee: David Coote
Assistant: Matt Foley and Richard Hulme
Fourth Official: Craig Hicks

Matchday Programme
'The Royal' has had a revamp! Find what's inside our 84-page perfect bound matchday programme for the first game. You can buy from programme sellers, the megastore, and the ticket office. If you missed an issue, Click here for more information.

Live Commentary!
Unable to make the game on Saturday? Reading FC Player has it covered! We bring you LIVE Commentary from every match - home and away - thanks to the Royals online TV channel and BBC Radio Berkshire.
Subscribers can tune in before any Royals fixture and enjoy the informative pre-match build-up and full commentary courtesy of Tim Dellor and Royals legends Ady Williams & Mick Gooding. It's only 10p a day! Click here.

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