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Preview: Royals v Swansea

1 August 2014

Saturday's clash at Madejski Stadium

Reading vs Swansea
Saturday 2nd August, 3pm
Madejski Stadium
Pre-season Friendly

Royals team news
Hal Robson-Kanu is unavailable after he suffered an injury at Stevenage which will rule him out of the start of the season. The Royals are currently managing injuries to Danny Guthrie and Stephen Kelly, while Garath McCleary, Danny Williams and Jem Karacan are also out.

Swansea team news
The Swans are set to bring a strong side to Madejski Stadium. Youngsters and first-team fringe players are set to play in their friendly with Bournemouth on Friday night, allowing their senior players to take on the Royals this Saturday.

Rory Donnelly is ruled out while Jordi Amat (hamstring), Chico Flores (back), Marvin Emnes (knee cartilage) and Leon Britton (knee) also miss out. Right-back Angel Rangel is included in the squad, however, after the Spaniard recovered from the dead leg which saw him miss the midweek win at Plymouth.

Squad for friendlies with the Cherries and Royals: Gerhard Tremmel, Lukasz Fabianski; Angel Rangel, Dwight Tiendalli, Jazz Richards, Liam Shephard; Ashley Williams, Kyle Bartley, Scott Tancock; Neil Taylor, Stephen Kingsley, Raheem Hanley; Ki Sung-Yueng, Jonjo Shelvey, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lee Lucas, Josh Sheehan, Henry Jones, Adam King; Nathan Dyer, Wayne Routledge, Jefferson Montero, Alex Bray; Wilfried Bony, Bafetimbi Gomis, Alex Samuel.


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New Kit
Get your hands on the new 2014/15 kits this Saturday in the Megastore, and get name and number printing. More info here.

Parking is available at the stadium, at Worton Grange but NOT at the Old Greyhound Stadium or Foster Wheeler Park and Ride. All reserved Seasonal Parking Permits for the 14/15 season will be accepted for Saturday's friendly.

A number of buses will be in operation this weekend. For full information including prices, click here.

In quotes
Ryan Edwards: "I haven’t played many games at Madejski Stadium, maybe a couple of youth games when I was with the U18s. I'm looking forward to the Swansea friendly on Saturday, hopefully I can show the fans what I can do." More from Ryan here.

Swansea Factfile
Full name: Swansea City Association Football Club
Nicknames: The Jacks, The Swans
Founded: 1912; 102 years ago (as Swansea Town)
Ground: Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Capacity: 20,750
Chairman: Huw Jenkins
Manager: Garry Monk
Last season: 12th, Premier League

Reading wins: 32
Draws: 14
Swansea wins: 29

Last time out
The Swans beat Reading 3-0 at Madejski Stadium in a pre-season game last year, so there will be an element of revenge for the Royals on Saturday.

Saturday's 16-page official matchday programme is just £1.50 and includes exclusive features with new Club captain Jem Karacan and former Royals hero Gylfi Sigurdsson, who has recently signed for Swansea. Read more here.

Specials on the concourses:
Vegetable Street Wrap
Tandoori Chicken Street Wrap

Our Pork and sausage carts will be available from the Ipswich game, while our new Panini bars will also be available from the 16th on the west stand and the west upper stand.

While the weather is hot, soup will be unavailable

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