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31 December 2013

Info on New Year's Day clash

Reading vs Nottingham Forest
Wednesday 1st January 2014, 3pm
Madejski Stadium - click here to buy tickets
Download the Guide to the Game by clicking here

Team News
Reading: The Royals are without Kaspars Gorkss, who is suspended. Chris Gunter is expected to move to centre back, with Stephen Kelly coming in. Royston Drenthe could return after missing the Boro game through personal reasons, while Jordan Obita is hoping to overcome illness. Bridge, Morrison, Karacan, Baird, Leigertwood and Roberts are injured.

Forest: Darius Henderseon serves a suspension for the visitors, so ex-Royal Greg Halford will play up front. Club captain Chris Cohen is a long-term absentee, as is Dexter Blackstock following an injury picked up on loan at Leeds. Danny Collins is getting close to a return. Radoslaw Majewski played at the weekend after a month out.

Tickets are cheaper when bought before 12pm on New Year's Day. To buy, go to, call 0844 249 1871, visit the Ticket Office in person or pop in to our new store at the Oracle.


Lower West, East, South & North
Member Advance
Non-member Advance
Concessions (17-21 or 65 and over)£17
16 and Under
Upper West

Concessions (17-21 or 65 and over)£22
16 and Under

Pre-match talk
Reading full back Shaun Cummings: "It's going to be a good game - you can't write anyone off in this league. Obviously we did beat them earlier in the season but that's gone and we have to focus on the home game."

Forest manager Billy Davies: "Our aim at the start of the season was to be in the mix come January. That target has now been achieved and what we’ve got to do now is kick on from now until the end of the season."

The Officials
Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistants: Ian Fissenden and Dan Robathan
Fourth Official: Stephen Martin

The Royal
There's loads in the matchday programme for this game - exclusive notes from Sir John Madejski and much more! Click here for details.

What's on?
Get down to Madejski Stadium early - lots on for to be had for the youngsters. Click here to download the Guide to the Game!

From 1pm supporters can visit the FunZone, just outside the North Stand, Gate 6. Kingsley and Queensley will be there from 1:30pm, so too freestyler Matt Minnis.

Half time draw
Make sure you get a Golden Gamble ticket, all funds to the Reading FC Community Trust, win a big cash prize or a signed ball!

Our soup of the day is leek and potato, while our baguettes are bacon, cheese and tomato.

After the game
The North Stand concourse is open for an hour after the match for food and drink!

Pre-order for half time
In the East and West Stands, you can now pre-purchase your half time pint and hotdog to avoid waiting! Before the game, look out for our sellers, or buy your token from the bars in the middle of the East and West concourse. You can then go to the collection points at half time - which are fully signed and have replaced our bookmakers' stalls at Y23 and G8 - and pick up your items!

Order Kingsley lunches in advance of matchday
Families coming to the game can customise and order a special Kingsley kids bag and have it delivered to your seat anywhere in the ground! Go to, place your custom order for the game and you'll have your lunch brought to you. Cut-off point to order is midday on Friday for 3pm Saturday games.

Upper West order from your seat:
Supporters in the Upper West can order foot from their seat on the day, and either have it delivered to the seat or available for collection at the bar. Download the 'qikserve' app on the App Store or Google Play, scan the barcode on your seat, create an account then place your order!

Live Commentary
Not going to Madejski Stadium? Not to worry - we've got it covered!

You can listen to every pass, tackle and goal with live commentary on Reading FC Player. Tune this evening - you can also catch pre-match and post-match chat as the Royals do battle with Forest. Sign up to Player by clicking here, it's just 10p a day, and you get tons of other exclusive videos.

As ever, we'll also provide live updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and don't forget to follow our Instagram page OfficialReadingFC for loads of exclusive images.

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