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14 March 2014

A look ahead to Rams clash

Reading vs Derby County
Saturday 15th March, 3pm
Sky Bet Championship
Madejski Stadium

Team News
Reading: Garath McCleary will be assessed after coming off during the Leeds game with an injury, while Danny Williams and Pavel Pogrebnyak are also in the treatment room.

Derby: Steve McClaren is hopeful that young Rams star Will Hughes will be available for the weekend, after he missed their midweek draw with Bolton Wanderers after he took a heavy blow to the ankle in the previous game.

To buy tickets, go to, call 0844 249 1871, or visit the Ticket Office in person. A good crowd of almost 20,000 is predicted, with around 2,000 Rams fans expected.


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

Derby Factfile
Nickname: The Rams
Founded: 5 February 1884 by William Morley
Ground: Pride Park, Derby
Capacity: 33,597
Chairman: Andrew Appleby
Head Coach: Steve McClaren
Last season: Championship, 10th

Reading wins: 20
Draws: 5
Derby wins: 8

When we last met
A brace from Pavel Pogrebnyak and a late strike from Nick Blackman secured a 3-1 victory away at Derby back in September of this season.


Last Five
English Championship - Sat 21 Sep 2013- Derby 1 - 3 Reading    
English Championship - Tue 14 Feb 2012 - Derby 0 - 1 Reading    
English Championship - Tue 18 Oct 2011 - Reading 2 - 2 Derby    
English Championship - Sat 07 May 2011 - Reading 2 - 1 Derby    
English Championship - Sat 18 Dec 2010 - Derby 1 - 2 Reading    
Pre-match talk
Royals midfielder Danny Guthrie: "We've set ourselves up nicely now with a good win. We've got a home game on Saturday and it's important we recover well for it."

Reading manager Nigel Adkins: "We need everybody to get behind us, get behind the players and drive them on because that can make all the difference."

Derby boss Steve McClaren: "I’ll be highly delighted if we can go on another good run in the final ten matches."

Shop promotions
ALL shirts bought post-match will qualify for FREE printing of the day’s Man of the Match name and number.
This offer is available:
- In store from the final whistle until 5.30pm
- Online from 3pm until midnight

Match Day offer for Derby
Buy any shirt and get shorts for £5 and replica socks for £2. Saving up to £20. Vouchers to be distributed on the door from midday.

March Madness – all orders placed online will receive a 10% discount at the checkout

- All replica shirts will be £30 for adults and £25 for kids. (these products will not get a further 10% off at the checkout as they are all reduced by more than 10%)
- Use the “Click & Collect” delivery option for match days – order by Thursday 5pm and pick up in store on a match day from 9am.
- Use the C&C to get the best of the online offers – get 10% off and collect on match day – whilst saving on queuing!
- Reading Pics – Click on the button on the new website and go directly to our exclusive photo site. Order everything from a keyring or mug to a canvas of your favourite player or the whole squad!
- You can also order in the megastore on a match day and have pictures delivered directly to you doorstep.

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

Our Womens full squad will be helping out on the fun zone and meeting and greeting the fans, before being introduced to the crowd at half time!

Prostate Cancer
The Royals will be showing our support for Prostate Cancer UK through hosting the designated match day on 15th March, aiming to raise awareness of prostate cancer among the men of the UK and helping us to reach those who need us.

Look out for our big screen graphics, information in our official matchday programme, a bucket collection and more.

The Officials
Referee: Michael Jones
Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis and Marc Perry
Fourth Official: Carl Berry

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: Tomato & Basil
Sausages 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

You can listen to every pass, tackle and goal with FREE live commentary on Reading FC Player. Our online subscription service is currently running a 14-day free trial, which will also allow 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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