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25 March 2014

Info on tonight's game

Reading vs Barnsley
Tuesday 25th March, 8pm
Sky Bet Championship
Madejski Stadium

Team News
Reading: Nigel Adkins is expected to again be without Danny Williams and Sean Morrison, though the latter played in an U21s game last night. Wayne Bridge, Jem Karacan and Mikele Leigertwood remain sidelined. Danny Guthrie will be unavailable as he is suspended for two fixtures after picking up his tenth booking of the season away at Birmingham on Saturday.

Barnsley: Defender Peter Ramage will play no part and is out for at least three weeks with a hamstring injury. Jean Yves Mvoto is expected to start in Ramage's absence, while fellow defender Martin Cranie remains sidelined with his own hamstring strain.

To buy tickets, go to, call 0844 249 1871, or visit the Ticket Office in person. Advanced sales will end at 5pm on Tuesday.


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

Barnsley Factfile
Full name: Barnsley Football Club
Nicknames: The Tykes, The Reds
Founded: 1887 (125 years ago)
Ground: Oakwell
Capacity: 23,009
Owner: Patrick Cryne
Chairman: Maurice Watkins
Manager: Danny Wilson
Last season: 21st, Championship

Reading wins: 27
Draws: 17
Barnsley wins: 25

When we last met
The Royals took a point away at Barnsley in these two side's last meeting, as a Hal Robson-Kanu goal was cancelled out by a Chris O'Grady strike late on.

Last Five
English Championship - Tue 01 Oct 2013 - Barnsley 1 - 1 Reading
English Championship - Sat 17 Mar 2012 - Barnsley 0 - 4 Reading
English Championship - Sat 20 Aug 2011 - Reading 1 - 2 Barnsley
English Championship - Sat 19 Mar 2011 - Barnsley 0 - 1 Reading
English Championship - Sat 25 Sep 2010- Reading 3 - 0 Barnsley

Pre-match talk
Royals boss Nigel Adkins: "There's nine games to go and three play-off games, we've got to keep building momentum."

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson: "They've got good pace, Reading. They play at a very high tempo. They've got players who have played in the Premier League and they're going well for the play-offs."

League Form

W- (A) Birmingham 2-1
D- (H) Derby 0-0
W- (A) Leeds 4-2
D- (A) Brighton 1-1
D- (H) Yeovil 1-1

L- (H) Bournemouth 1-0
L-(A) Watford 3-0
L- (H) Leicester 3-0
W- (H) Forest 1-0
L- (A) Huddersfield 5-0

What's on?
Plenty for the youngsters to do ahead of the game - click here to download the Guide to the Game.

The Officials
Referee: Stephen Martin
Assistants: Neil Davies and Alan Young
Fourth Official: Justin Amey

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
Soup: Leek & Potato
Hot baguette: Sausage & Onion
Cold baguette: Cheese & Tomato
West Stand Cart: Pulled Pork

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

Upcoming Fans Forum
This Wednesday night sees STAR hosting a Fans Forum in the Jazz Café from 8pm. Former Royals captain Ady Williams and ex-boss Mick Gooding will be in attendance, the evening is for members only.

Live Commentary

You can listen to every pass, tackle and goal with FREE live commentary on Reading FC Player. Our online subscription also allows you access to extended match highlights and exclusive interviews. Click here for more.

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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