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U21s ready for new season!

6 August 2013

Royals take on Newcastle on Monday

Our future stars will be in action at Madejski Stadium on the night of Monday 12th August, as they take on Newcastle United in their first Barclays Under 21 Premier League fixture of 2013/14.

- Admission is just £4 for adults and £2 for concessions, tickets must be bought from the main ticket office.

- Kick off is 7pm and t
he Ticket Office will be open until 7.30pm for supporters to purchase on the night, and seats will be unreserved in the West Stand Lower.

Reading's under-21s will face some top sides this season as our Academy was awarded Category One status, and so will provide excellent tests for our youngsters. Click here to view our fixtures for this season.

The league will provide a platform for the young players to continue their development with the Royals and will also enable some first team players an opportunity to gain match fitness, as the system allows three overage outfield players and one overage goalkeeper to be selected in a matchday squad.

The youngsters will go into the game with the Magpies after a solid unbeaten pre-season, after they beat Bristol City 3-2 in their final preparation game ahead of the 2013/14 campaign.

At Hogwood Park, Aaron Tshibola cancelled out ex-West Ham striker Marlon Harewood's opener before goals from Jake Taylor and Pierce Sweeney put the game beyond reach.

For more on our under-21s, visit the mini-site by clicking here.

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