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Preview: Royals v Fulham

12 September 2014

A glance at Saturday's fixture

Reading vs Fulham
Saturday 13th September, 3pm
Sky Bet Championship
Madejski Stadium


Team News
Reading: Midfielder Danny Guthrie could be in contention after returning to training this week, while Stephen Kelly, Hal Robson-Kanu and Nick Blackman have all stepped up their recovery. Read more here.

Fulham: Bryan Ruiz will not feature for the Cottagers as the Costa Rica captain is currently on international duty in Los Angeles. Adam Taggart is the only other absentee for the weekend’s clash, as the striker continues his recovery from groin surgery.

Tickets
The Royals are expecting their biggest crowd of the season so far - with around 2,700 Fulham fans expected to make the journey along the M4. More details here.

Tickets are on general sale - advanced prices are available until 12pm on Saturday. To buy now book online at www.readingfcdirect.co.uk, come down in person or call 0118 968 1313.

Prices

Lower West, East, South & North
Member Advance
Non-member Advance
Matchday
Adult
£25
£27
£30
Concessions (17-21 or 65 and over)£17
£19
£22
16 and Under
£8
£9
£10
Upper West



Adult
£30
£32
£35
Concessions (17-21 or 65 and over)£22
£24
£27
16 and Under
£13
£14
£15

Pre-match talk
Royals boss Nigel Adkins: "I'm sure Fulham will be looking to bounce back to the Premier League. They and us have had an opportunity to utilise youth products, and it bodes well for the future. They've had an interesting start, and it should be a good game."

Reading midfielder Aaron Kuhl: "It's great to get everyone back together after the international break. We've got a tough period coming up now, so we want to keep our momentum going." Read more here.

Fulham manager Felix Magath: "We are a team in transition, but we now have an excellent blend of quality young players and experienced pros."

Fulham Factfile
Full name: Fulham Football Club
Nickname: The Cottagers
Founded: 16 August 1879; 135 years ago (as Fulham St Andrews Football & Cricket Club)
Ground: Craven Cottage
Capacity: 25,700
Owner/Chairman: Shahid Khan
Manager: Felix Magath
Last season: 19th, Premier League



Last five meetings
Premier League - Sat 04 May 2013 - Fulham 2 - 4 Reading    
Premier League - Sat 27 Oct 2012 - Reading 3 - 3 Fulham    
Premier League - Sat 12 Apr 2008 - Reading 0 - 2 Fulham    
Premier League - Sat 03 Nov 2007 - Fulham 3 - 1 Reading    
Premier League - Sat 14 Apr 2007 - Reading 1 - 0 Fulham

Matchday programme
Adam Federici is set for an historic landmark this weekend, as he prepares for his 200th start in a Reading shirt. To celebrate the occasion matchday magazine ‘The Royal’ sat down for a feature length interview with the Australian – who is about to enter his tenth year at the club. More info here.

New Family Section
Look out for our brand new Family Area, in partnership with Knight Print, which will be officially opened before the game tomorrow.  The area acts as a colourful new entrance to the Royals Family Stand – a designated area for families watching the game from B17 and B18 in the North Stand!

Guide the Game
As always, plenty going on around Madejski Stadium on a matchday! Click here to view our Guide to the Game.

Match sponsor
Saturday's match sponsor will be TICS - Information Management Services that deliver intelligence that enables smarter decision-making. Empowering businesses to turn information into action by driving technology-enabled business insights.



Food
Specials in kiosks:
Vegetable Wrap
Tandoori Chicken Wrap

Lockey Farm sausages and pulled pork will also be available on the Cracklin’ Jacks stand in the East and West stand.

At the Panini bars, supporters can grab either a Cheese & Ham or Cheese & Tomato panini.

Soup remains unavailable until the weather is cooler.

Live Commentary
You can listen to every pass, tackle and goal with 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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