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7 February 2014

Key info for Owls clash

Reading vs Sheffield Wednesday
Saturday 8th February 2014, 3pm
Sky Bet Championship
Madejski Stadium
Team News

Reading: Hope Akpan (shin) and Danny Guthrie (calf) have recovered from their problems and are set to be available for selection this Saturday. Sean Morrison has had a slight setback with his injury.

Sheffield Wednesday: The Owls have been handed a significant boost with the return to fitness of former Royals Michail Antonio, who had been suffering from a medial knee ligament injury.

Seats for the game are on general sale, with best availability in the South Stand and corner areas.

To buy, go to, call 0844 249 1871, or visit the Ticket Office in person.


Lower West, East, South & North
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: "The foot is firmly down on the medal, there's no letting up on the good form that we've had of late."

Reading defender Alex Pearce: "As a team we want to build on that now, the boys in there are really high on confidence and we want to start building momentum."

Last Five
English Championship - Sat 02 Nov 2013 - Sheff Wed 5 - 2 Reading    
English Championship - Sat 27 Feb 2010 - Reading 5 - 0 Sheff Wed    
English Championship - Sat 05 Dec 2009 - Sheff Wed 0 - 2 Reading    
English Championship - Tue 03 Mar 2009 - Sheff Wed 1 - 2 Reading    
English Championship - Tue 16 Sep 2008 - Reading 6 - 0 Sheff Wed    

Reading wins: 7
Draws: 2
Sheff Wed wins: 6

'The Royal'
There will be plenty in this weekend's edition - remember if you ever miss an issue you can purchase from

EA Sports Dugout!
From 11am, the ever popular Dugout will be opening its doors for fans to go on board and trial the games on Xbox and iPad! Expert staff will be on hand to answer any questions, plus they'll have FIFA prizes for tournament winners and top goals.

There's loads more going on - click here to download the Guide to the Game.

In the East Stand, you can now pre-purchase your half time pint and hotdog to avoid waiting! Before the game, look out for our sellers, or buy your token from the bars in the middle of the East and West concourse. You can then go to the collection points at half time - which are fully signed and have replaced our bookmakers' stalls at Y23 and G8 - and pick up your items!

Upper West order from your seat
Supporters in the Upper West can order food from their seat on the day, and either have it delivered to the seat or available for collection at the bar. Download the 'qikserve' app on the App Store or Google Play, scan the barcode on your seat, create an account then place your order! You can also find beer tokens if you're in the East Stand.

Order Kingsley lunches in advance of matchday
Families coming to the game can customise and order a special Kingsley kids bag and have it delivered to your seat anywhere in the ground! Go to, place your custom order for the game and you'll have your lunch brought to you. Cut-off point to order is midday on Friday for 3pm Saturday games.

Concourse food
Hot baguette: Sausage and onion
Cold baguette: Cheese and tomato
Soup: Leek & Potato
Pulled pork on the cart on the west stand

After the game
The North Stand concourse is open for 45 minutes after the match for food and drink!

Live Commentary!
Not going to Madejski Stadium? Not to worry - we've got it covered!

You can listen to every pass, tackle and goal with live commentary on Reading FC Player. Tune in - you can also catch pre-match and post-match chat as the Royals do battle with the Owls. Sign up to Player by clicking here, it's just 10p a day, and you get tons of other exclusive videos.

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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