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17 January 2014

Key info for Saturday

Reading vs Bolton Wanderers
Saturday 18th January, 3pm
Madejski Stadium

Reading: Defenders Sean Morrison and Wayne Bridge have stepped up their recovery and are aiming to be back in February, while Danny Guthrie is still out with a calf injury.

Bolton: Top scorer Jermaine Beckford (hamstring) looks set to miss this Saturday's game, while former Royal Matt Mills will make his first return to Madejski Stadium after departing in 2011.

Tickets for Saturday's game are on general sale, with best availability in the South Stand and the corners of each stand.

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, 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

Royals manager Nigel Adkins: "It seems a long time ago but we did well up there at the start of the season and were unfortunate not to win. We look forward to welcoming them to our stadium." Read more here.

Reading defender Kaspars Gorkss: "We hadn't won for a while and I think that’s the most important thing for us – to get that winning feeling back and that bit of confidence."

Referee: Andy Davies
Assistants: Steven Plane and Dean Treleaven
Fourth Official: Graham Horwood

There's plenty packed inside this Saturday's edition of the Royal, including a special showcase on our Academy! Remember if you've missed an issue you can always buy online at

Get down to Madejski Stadium early - lots on for to be had for the youngsters.

- Click here to download the Guide to the Game!
- From 1pm supporters can visit the FunZone, just outside the North Stand, Gate 6. Kingsley and Queensley will be there from 1:30pm, so too freestyler Matt Minnis.
- At the FunZone, you'll also be able to get your hands on a free 2014 Calendar, as our lovable lions will be handing them out.
- When you buy any replica shirt, you can buy either shorts or socks for just 1p! Head to the megastore ahead of kick off.
- Make sure you get a Golden Gamble ticket, all funds to the Reading FC Community Trust, win a big cash prize or a signed ball!

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 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 this evening - you can also catch pre-match and post-match chat as the Royals do battle with the Latics. 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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