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18 October 2013

A look ahead to Doncaster clash

Reading vs Doncaster Rover - Championship
Saturday 19th October, 3pm
Madejski Stadium - click here to buy tickets

Team news

The Royals still have several injuries to contend with, but manager Nigel Adkins is keeping his cards close to his chest.  Billy Sharp, Garath McCleary, Royston Drenthe, Danny Williams, Jem Karacan, Mikele Leigertwood and Jason Roberts all missed out at Burnley and have been working hard to recover.

The boss said, "As a whole we've got several injuries - we had that before the international break. We're going to keep our cards as close to our chest as possible."

Former Royal James Harper is with Rovers but hasn't yet featured for the club, while Andy Griffin is on a non-contract basis at Donny.

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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

In quotes
Royals manager Nigel Adkins: "They've got a team full of experienced players. We're going to concentrate on what we do and hopefully our supporters will get right behind the players." Watch the full interview on Reading FC Player.

Doncaster boss Paul Dickov: "Nigel is a manager that I admire. They've got a lot of good players there and it'll be a great test for us."


Reading wins: 28
Draws: 9
Doncaster wins: 5

Last five
English Championship - Tue 13 Mar 2012 - Doncaster 1 - 1 Reading
English Championship - Sat 17 Sep 2011 - Reading 2 - 0 Doncaster
English Championship - Sat 15 Jan 2011 - Doncaster 0 - 3 Reading
English Championship - Sat 30 Oct 2010 - Reading 4 - 3 Doncaster
English Championship - Sat 06 Feb 2010 - Doncaster 1 - 2 Reading

Matchday activities
There's tons going on ahead of the game on Saturday! Click here to download our Guide to the Game.

Shirt Printing
If you haven't already, why not get your new Royals shirt! The North Stand printing area will be open on Saturday and you can also order your kit at

- In the concourses supporters can have leek & potato soup, sausage & onion baguette, cheese & tomato baguette and sausages on the cart in the west stand.
- Supporters can get hold of Beer and Hotdog tokens from both the West and the East stand. Tokens can be bought from the bar as well as from a hawker, and pick up their items from the collection point at half time. Supporters in the Upper stands can also order from their phone on the move - click here for more info.
- Don't forget about Kingsley's lunch bag! Youngsters can order food to their seat up to 15 minutes before click off. Click here for more information.

Matchday Programme
There's loads in the Doncaster programme - 84 pages for just £3! Remember if you missed an issue, you can always buy online at

Live Commentary
Unable to make the game on Saturday? Reading FC Player has it covered! We bring you LIVE Commentary from every match - home and away - thanks to the Royals online TV channel and BBC Radio Berkshire.
Subscribers can tune in before any Royals fixture and enjoy the informative pre-match build-up and full commentary courtesy of Tim Dellor and Royals legends Ady Williams & Mick Gooding. It's only 10p a day! Click here.

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