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22 November 2013

Info on Rovers trip

Team News
Blackburn: Striker Jordan Rhodes requires a late check after injuring his ankle during the international break.
Reading: Wayne Bridge, Mikele Leigertwood and Jason Roberts remain sidelined.

Advanced sales have now ended, but supporters can purchase tickets from the Bryan Douglas Darwen End Stand Ticket Office at no extra cost. Click here for more.

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Lower Tier
65 & Over
15 & Under

By car: Take the M40 and M6 North, merge on to the M65. Then take the A674/A675 exit to Blackburn W/Bolton before going slight left onto A6078 and follow the signs.

Blackburn Factfile
Full name: Blackburn Rovers Football Club
Nicknames: Rovers, Blue and Whites.
Founded: 1875
Ground: Ewood Park, Blackburn, Lancashire
Capacity: 31,367
Owner: Venky's
Managing Director: Derek Shaw
Manager: Gary Bowyer
Last season: 17th, Championship

Blackburn wins: 4
Draws: 6
Reading wins: 1 (FA Cup)

In quotes
Royals boss Nigel Adkins: "We've had the international break, the lads have been working in the mornings and afternoon. They've put a good shift in and the intensity has been right." Read more here.
Rovers boss Gary Bowyer: "I have the highest respect for him (Nigel Adkins), the type of football he plays and how he goes about his business."

The Officials
Referee - Geoff Eltringham
Assistant Referee 1 - Tony Peart
Assistant Referee 2 - William Smallwood
Fourth Official - Bob Roberts

Odds - click here for more.
Match odds: Rovers 5/4, draw 23/10, Royals 11/5
Reading to win 2-0: 14/1
Both teams to score: 8/11

Live Commentary
Not going to Blackburn? 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 in on Saturday afternoon - you can also catch pre-match and post-match chat as the Royals do battle with the Rovers. 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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