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Watford Preview

16 August 2013

Key info for Hornets clash

Team News
Royals: Nigel Adkins hopes to have winger Jimmy Kebe fit and available for selection in the near future. Read the full story here.

Hornets: To follow.

Over 20,000 supporters are expected on Saturday, and with Watford bringing a strong following it should be a cracking atmosphere.

Call 0844 249 1871, go to or buy in person from the ticket office. - advanced cheaper ticket sales end at midday on Saturday, so make sure you've secured your seat before then.

A line from the manager
Nigel Adkins: "Believe you me, it's going to be a cracking game. Fair play to Watford, I've seen them live and having watched them last season I can tell you they are a very exciting team to watch."

A line from the players
Royals defender Sean Morrison: "I think whoever can keep a clean sheet will win the game, so fingers crossed we can get our first of the season."

Hornets winger Ikechi Anya: "We need to be at our best. I’m sure the manager will give us tactics on how we can apply our game over there, so may the best team win.”

Last Five
Sat 14 Jan 2012 - Watford 1 - 2 Reading    
Sat 10 Sep 2011 - Reading 0 - 2 Watford    
Sat 19 Feb 2011 - Reading 1 - 1 Watford    
Sat 20 Nov 2010 - Watford 1 - 1 Reading    
Sat 24 Apr 2010 - Watford 3 - 0 Reading

Head to head - League
Reading wins 38
Draws 25
Watford wins 37

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!
Enjoy a top day out in and around Madejski Stadium for great value - read more here. Download the 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: Michael Jones
Assistants: Ian Hussin and Gavin Muge
Fourth Official: Stephen Martin

Matchday Programme
'The Royal' is paying tribute to a modern day era that has seen Reading Football Club experience its greatest successes. Find out what's inside our 84-page perfect bound matchday programme for the Watford game by clicking here. You can buy from programme sellers, the megastore, and the ticket office. If you missed an issue, you can buy at!

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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