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20 December 2013

Key info for Latics clash

Reading vs Wigan Athletic
Saturday 21st December, 3pm
Sky Bet Championship
Madejski Stadium - click here to buy tickets
Download the guide to the game by clicking here.

Reading: Danny Guthrie returns from his one match suspension, while Nigel Adkins has no new injury concerns.

Wigan: Ali Al Habsi will contest with Scott Carson for the goalkeeper's jersey, with the Latics also set to refresh the team after several players were rested for their midweek abandoned game.

Tickets are on general sale, but advanced sales end at 12pm on Saturday. 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, North & South
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

Royals boss Nigel Adkins: "They play some really good football. They are quite comfortable in changing the formation two or three times during the game - for me that's the future of football." Read more here.

Reading midfielder Danny Williams: "The most important thing is to be successful, you have to win these games, stay focused." Read more here.

Referee: Gary Sutton
Assistants: Darren Blunden and Timothy Wood
Fourth Official: Andy Davies

Plenty in our Wigan edition, including a special feature on former captain Graeme Murty! Click here to read what's inside - remember that you can buy your copies online at

Supporters who spend over £50 in one transaction at the megastore will be eligible for either a free Santa Sack or 2014 Royals Calendar!

The Sacks are just £3 individually until Christmas Eve, while the Calendars are 50% off at a new RSP of £4. While stocks last!

Season Ticket vouchers are expected to be landing on Friday and Saturday, and they can be used in the store this weekend.

Plenty of fun to be had before the game! Download the Guide to the Game by clicking here.

Match odds: Reading win 5/4, draw 23/10, Wigan win 11/5.
First to score: Billy Sharp 9/2, Hal Robson-Kanu 9/1, Nick Powell 13/2, Jordi Gomez 10/1.
Reading to score 4+ goals: 14/1

For more, visit

The turkey, stuffing and cranberry baguette is on offer this Saturday, while a cheese and tomato baguette is also available. The soup will be tomato & basil.

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!

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 the Latics. 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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