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Preview: Royals v Huddersfield

19 August 2014

A look ahead to tonight's game

Reading vs Huddersfield
Tuesday 19th August, 8pm
Sky Bet Championship
Madejski Stadium

Team News
Royals: The group is set to be unchanged from Saturday's win over Ipswich Town. Stephen Kelly, Garath McCleary, Hal Robson-Kanu, Jem Karacan, Danny Williams, Danny Guthrie's are working hard on their injuries, while the game comes too soon for new signings Jamie Mackie and Anton Ferdinand.

Huddersfield: Caretaker boss Mark Lillis will check on captain Lee Peltier (groin) but has no fresh concerns.

Tickets are on general sale - advanced prices are available until 5pm today. To buy now book online at, come down in person or call 0118 968 1313.

Reading v Huddersfield
Tuesday 19th August, kick-off 8pm


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

Pre-match talk
Royals boss Nigel Adkins: "At the moment there's eight unavailable senior players to add to the group, when we get them we'll be healthy. None of them will be available for Huddersfield but we're looking forward to them coming back and we're excited for Tuesday's game."

Terriers Caretaker boss Mark Lillis: "Reading will be a tough one, but every Championship game is. It might be a different type of game than Saturday – I’m looking forward to it. We’re looking to come out with a decent result."

Huddersfield Factfile
Full name: Huddersfield Town Football Club
Nickname: The Terriers
Founded: 15 August 1908; 106 years ago
Ground: John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield
Capacity: 24,500
Chairman: Dean Hoyle
Caretaker Manager: Mark Lillis
Last season: 17th, Championship

Last five meetings
English Championship - Sat 29 Mar 2014 - Reading 1 - 1 Huddersfield    
English Championship - Sat 14 Dec 2013 - Huddersfield 0 - 1 Reading    
Carling Cup - Tue 28 Oct 2003 - Reading 1 - 0 Huddersfield    
Football League Div 2 - Sat 12 Jan 2002 - Huddersfield 0 - 1 Reading    
Football League Div 2 - Sat 18 Aug 2001 - Reading 1 - 0 Huddersfield    

Travel information
The Gosbrook Road resurfacing will overrun tonight until 10.00pm.

This means that Football Services F13 and F14 before the match will be diverted via Henley Road, Prospect Street, Central Caversham, Caversham Bridge and Caversham Road.

Gosbrook Road should be open after the match but in case it is still closed, they will divert via Caversham Road, Caversham Bridge, Central Caversham, Prospect Street and Henley Road.

On the roads, due to some issues encountered during last night’s closure of the M4 westbound carriageway between junctions 11 and 12, the same stretch of the M4 will be closed again tonight to complete the works. The closure will not be implemented until 11pm to allow visitors time to leave the stadium.

Matchday programme
Read up on our exclusive interview with Jordan Obita! This year's programme has more content than ever before - and if you ever miss an issue, you can buy online at

Guide the Game
As always, plenty going on around Madejski Stadium on a matchday! Click here to view our Guide to the Game.

East Stand: Crackling Jack carts are now available which serve pulled pork baps and Lockey farm sausage baguettes.

West Stand: - Crackling Jack carts and Lockey farm sausage baguettes also available
- We are are opening our Panini bar which will be serving Bacon, cheese and tomato paninis and Brie & Cranberry paninis

North & South uppers: Panini bars also available

Our specials in all food kiosks will be Tandoori chicken street wraps and Vegetable street wraps. While the weather is hot, soup will be unavailable.

Supports can buy an express collection token for either Heineken, Amstel or a hotdog from the member of staff wearing the orange express collection t-shirt walking along the East Concourse before the game kicks off. At half time collect your food and/or lager from the designated till in the East Middle Kiosk.

We are proud to be working with Lockey Farm in Arborfield, to produce local sausage baguettes and pulled pork baps. These are available on the East and West concourses.

Live Commentary
You can listen to every pass, tackle and goal with live commentary on Reading FC Player. Our online subscription also allows you access to extended match highlights and exclusive interviews. 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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