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28 January 2014

Key info for Tangerines clash

Reading vs Blackpool
Tuesday 28th January 2014, 8pm
Madejski Stadium
Sky Bet Championship

Reading: Midfielder Danny Guthrie is likely to miss out, but is hoping he may be in contention for the trip to Millwall next weekend.

Blackpool: Our visitors will be without four players for the trip down south. Ricardo Fuller, Gary MacKenzie, Neal Bishop and Tom Barkhuizen will not travel with the squad due to injury.

Tickets are on general sale, with best availability on all corners of the stadium. Please note that advanced sales end at 5pm on Tuesday.

To buy, go to, call 0844 249 1871, visit the Ticket Office in person or pop in to our new store at the Oracle.


Lower West, East, & 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

Royals midfielder Hope Akpan: "We're just going to go into the game focussed and make sure we do all the right things to win the game." Read more here.

Reading captain Jobi McAnuff:  "We'll dust ourselves down and get ready for Blackpool. There was a lot of good stuff to take out of Ipswich, we'll keep positive and look to get a good result."

Reading: 15 wins
Draws: 10
Blackpool: 12 wins

English Championship - Sat 24 Aug 2013 - Blackpool 1 - 0 Reading    
English Championship - Sat 24 Mar 2012 - Reading 3 - 1 Blackpool    
English Championship - Sat 03 Dec 2011 - Blackpool 1 - 0 Reading    
English Championship - Sat 20 Feb 2010 - Blackpool 2 - 0 Reading    
English Championship - Sat 21 Nov 2009 - Reading 2 - 1 Blackpool

Plenty going on before the game for youngsters - they can learn tricks from football freestyler Matt Minnis, see how fast your shots are with our speed cage, and loads more.

Don't forget about our junior kit promotion! When you buy any junior replica shirt, you can get shorts or socks for just 1p!

Pre-order for half time
In the East and West Stands, 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!

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.

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

Concourse food
Hot baguette: Bacon , cheese and tomato
Cold baguette: Cheese and tomato
Soup: Tomato and Basil soup
Sausages on the cart on the west stand

Concourse staff uniforms
You may have noticed that our concourse staff are wearing Reading FC-themed uniforms this season, with references to the 106-point season and some of our best ever players: Death, Friday and many more. In addition, our pie boxes also have Reading FC historic facts on them, which change each game.

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 Tangerines. Sign up to Player by clicking here, it's just 10p a day, and you get tons of other exclusive videos.

For more information read our Guide to the Game!

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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