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3 January 2014

Info on FA Cup tie

Brighton vs Reading 
Saturday 4th January 2014, 3pm
Sky Bet Championship 
The Amex Stadium

Team News
Brighton: Seagulls captain Gordon Greer is back in contention after missing the last five games with a calf injury while midfielder Andrea Orlandi could start following knee trouble.
Right-back Bruno (thigh) and winger Will Buckley (hamstring) are out.

Royals: Jordan Obita could return from a virus, while defender Kaspars Gorkss is available again after serving a one match suspension. Read a full injury update here.

Over 2,000 Royals are expected to make the journey to the South Coast, with tickets available on the day. Prices stay the same, but the Amex Stadium do charge a £1.50 per ticket booking fee. There are plenty of tickets still available and supporters can purchase over the phone with Brighton from 9am on Saturday up until 1pm on 0844 327 1901 option 2, or they can book on arrival, but should be advised to arrive no later than one hour before the match. Click here for pricing structure. 

Head to Head
Brighton wins: 28
Draws: 27
Reading wins: 34

Last Five Meetings  
Championship - Sun 15 Sep 2013 - Reading 0-0 Brighton
Championship - Tue 10 Apr 2012 - Brighton 0-1 Reading
Championship - Mon 26 Dec 2011 - Reading 3-0 Brighton
Championship - Sat 10 Dec 2005 - Reading 5-1 Brighton
Championship - Tue 09 Aug 2005 - Brighton 0-2 Reading

From Reading, take the A329 to reach the M3 towards London. At junction 2, exit onto M25 toward Gatwick Airport - stay on for 23.5 miles before taking the M23 (S) exit to Brighton/Gatwick Airport at junction 7. Continue onto the A23 and then turn left onto the A27. Take the B2123 exit toward Rottingdean/Falmer and follow the signs.

For more travel information, click here for a helpful PDF, while you can also watch a video below.

Match Odds
- Match odds: Brighton win 11/10, draw 23/10, Reading win 5/2.
- First goalscorer: Pavel Pogrebnyak 5/2, Jake Taylor 14/1, David Lopez 9/1.
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Live Commentary
Not going to Brighton? 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 at the Amex Stadium. 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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