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Match Preview: Sheff Wed

1 November 2013

All the key info

Team News
Sheffield Wednesday: Sunderland forward Connor Wickham has joined the Owls on loan and will be eligible to face the Royals. Matty Fryatt will continue up front after extending his loan, but Jose Semedo (suspended) is out.

Reading: Wayne Bridge took part in training on Thursday, whilst Alex McCarthy is also making good progress as he fights off a knee injury. Nigel Adkins is waiting on the fitness of Billy Sharp, whilst the game will come too soon for Danny Williams and Royston Drenthe. Mikele Leigertwood, Jem Karacan and Jason Roberts are long term absentees. 

Tickets are now off sale from Madejski Stadium, however supporters can pay on the day at Hillsborough, with a £1 price increase on tickets. 

65 & Over 
Under 18s

By car: Leave the M1 at Junction 36 and follow the A61 into Sheffield. Continue along the A61 for approximately eight miles. You will see Hillsborough Stadium on your right. For more information on reaching Hillsborough and parking, click here.

Sheffield Wednesday Factfile
Full name: Sheffield Wednesday Football Club 
Nickname: The Owls
Ground: Hillsborough Stadium
Capacity; 39,732
Chairman: Milan Mandarić
Manager: Dave Jones
2012–13 The Championship, 18th

Sheffield Wednesday wins: 4 
Draws: 2 
Reading wins: 6 

In quotes
Wednesday midfielder Michail Antonio: "I have a lot of memories from my time there (at Reading). I owe them a lot, they brought me from non-league and taught me the trade and taught me a lot that I'm doing right now. I give thanks for that." 

Royals boss Nigel Adkins: "What a history they have at Sheffield Wednesday, it’s a superb stadium, a big pitch, and wherever they may sit at this moment in time in the division they’ve got good players and they’ve got an excellent manager."

The Officials
Referee: Eddie Ilderton 
Assistant Referees: Matthew Bristow and Ryan Johnson
Fourth Official: Ken Haycock

Alex Pearce is 33/1 to open the scoring - click here for more odds. 

Live Commentary
Not going to South Yorkshire? 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 Owls. 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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