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13 September 2013

Key info for Sunday's clash

Reading vs Brighton & Hove Albion
Sunday 15th September, 1.15pm
Sky Bet Championship

Team News
Reading: Wayne Bridge has returned to training, as has Mikele Leigertwood - though the midfielder is not ready for a return yet. Click here for the full story.

Brighton: Winger Andrea Orlandi (knee) Liam Bridcutt (hernia), Craig Mackail-Smith (Achilles) and Will Hoskins (knee) are all sidelined, but Bruno (hamstring) and Ashley Barnes (hip) are both hoping to be available.

There are some changes to times of buses - click here to read.

There are still tickets on sale for Sunday's game, with good availability in corner areas. Click here for more info - call 0844 249 1871 to buy or visit

In quotes
Nigel Adkins: "They haven't changed the way they play, the philosophy is still there. They play some really good football and we're expecting a really good game at the weekend."

Brighton manager Oscar Garcia: "We are prepared and looking to continue performing as well as we have been."

Royals midfielder Jem Karacan: "We all know we’ve got a massive amount of ability in the squad and I think it’s about time we started going out and proving it."

Last five
English Championship - Tue 10 Apr 2012 - Brighton 0 - 1 Reading    
English Championship - Mon 26 Dec 2011 - Reading 3 - 0 Brighton    
English Championship - Sat 10 Dec 2005 - Reading 5 - 1 Brighton    
English Championship - Tue 09 Aug 2005 - Brighton 0 - 2 Reading    
English Championship - Mon 21 Mar 2005 - Brighton 0 - 1 Reading

New Kit
Why not get your new shirt for the 2013/14 season this Sunday! Shirt printing is also available at the North Stand kiosk. Click here for more information.

Matchday activities!
There are loads for the youngsters to get involved in on Sunday at Madejski Stadium including some exciting competitions! Download our Guide to the Game by clicking here.

The Officials
Referee: Graham Scott
Assistants: Nigel Lugg and Timothy Wood
Fourth Official: Stephen Bratt

Matchday Programme
Find what's inside our 84-page perfect bound matchday programme for the first game by clicking here! You can buy from programme sellers, the megastore, and the ticket office. If you missed an issue, you can buy online. Click here for more information.

Live Commentary!
Unable to make the game on Sunday? 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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