Royals earn Premier League status
There will be one national division comprised of 22 Category 1 Academies, and Reading will come up against the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United.
This season each team is required to play at least three of their home matches at their nominated home stadium, with training grounds and Academy venues permitted for the staging of up to three home matches. The Royals will confirm the third venue for their BPLU21 clashes shortly.
Barclays Under 21 Premier League
12.08.13, Newcastle United (H) 7pm, Madejski Stadium
07.10.13 West Bromwich Albion (H) 1pm, Hogwood Park
18.10.13 Stoke City (A) 7pm, Nantwich Town
04.11.13 Tottenham Hotspur (A), 12pm, THFC Training Centre
02.12.13 Norwich City (H), 7pm, TBC
10.01.14 Chelsea (A), 7pm, Aldershot Town
20.01.14 Sunderland (H), 7pm, TBC
03.02.14 Aston Villa (A), 7pm, Bodymoor Heath
17.02.14 Arsenal (H), 7pm, Madejski Stadium
03.03.14 Liverpool (A), 7pm, Langtree Park
31.03.14 Manchester United (H), 7pm, Madejski Stadium
07.04.14 Middlesbrough (A), 7pm, Hartlepool United