Basingstoke to host U21 Fixtures
Speaking of the arrangement Basingstoke Town FC Director Lee Atkins said “We are delighted to be able to host Reading Football Club. We already enjoy a good working relationship with Reading, this allows us to take that relationship a step further and we are very excited at the prospect of having Premier League football players playing here at The Camrose. Although the league is given an under 21 title clubs are actually allowed to play up to three over-age players and an over-age goalkeeper so I’m sure that we’ll be seeing some established Premier League players as well as plenty of stars of the future coming to play at Basingstoke.
"We’ve worked hard as a club on this and it’s been in the pipeline for some time but as it’s governed by the Premier League we’ve had to jump through a few hoops to get it sorted. It’s going to provide the club with revenue, a lot of prestige in getting these fixtures on considering the calibre of teams that we will have visiting us and it will hopefully be a great attraction for the football fans in the town.”
Remaining 2013/14 games at the Camrose
Reading vs Sunderland, Thursday 3rd April 7pm.