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Royals v Wolves Preview

26 September 2014

Sunday's game covered

Reading vs Wolves
Sunday 28th September, 1.15pm
Sky Bet Championship
Madejski Stadium

Tickets are on general sale - advanced prices are available until 10.15am on Sunday. To buy now book online at, come down in person or call 0118 968 1313. The Ticket Office will be open from 9am on Sunday.

Match ticket prices

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

Pre-match talk
Royals forward Glenn Murray: “Wolves on Sunday will be a great game, they are another good team in the division, but we will be going out for all three points. We won’t let last weekend’s result bother us and we will dust ourselves down and go again.”

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett: “If Scott (Golbourne) is selected, I think Reading will see a more mature player as it’s quite a number of years ago he was at Reading, as was James Henry. Glenn Murray and Simon Cox have been playing up front but also along the line they have options with Jamie Mackie, Nick Blackman and Pavel Pogrebnyak. They have a lot of attacking options and I think they will be a very open, attacking team.”

Wolves Factfile
Full name: Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club
Nickname: Wolves
Founded: 1877, 137 years ago
Ground: Molineux
Capacity: 30,852
Owner/Chairman: Steve Morgan
Manager: Kenny Jackett
Last season: 1st , League One

Last five meetings
The Championship – Tue 27 Jan 2009 – Reading 1-0 Wolves
The Championship – Tue 30 Sep 2008 – Wolves 0-3 Reading
The Championship – Sat 18 Mar 2006 – Reading 1-1 Wolves
The Championship – Mon 26 Dec 2005 – Wolves 0-2 Reading
The Championship – Sat 30 Apr 2005 – Reading 1-2 Wolves

Reading wins: 15
Wolves wins: 16
Draws: 5

Last meeting
The last time both these teams met was on 27 January 2009, when Reading closed the gap at the top of the Championship on leaders Wolves, by beating them 1-0 at the Madejski Stadium.

An own goal on two minutes by Neill Collins proved to be the decisive winner as a delightful Chris Armstrong cross struck the defenders head and looped over the helpless Wayne Hennessey.

Old faces
There will be a few old faces returning to the Madjeski Stadium this afternoon, notably defender Scott Golbourne and midfielder James Henry.

After starting his career at Bristol City, Golbourne left his hometown club for Reading in January 2006, but with first-team opportunities limited in Berkshire, the 26-year-old spent a number of spells out on loan before moving to Exeter City in June 2010.

Henry is a local in Reading, having grown up in Woodley. After starting his career with the Royals, the 25-year-old went on to have a successful spell with Millwall before joining Wolves in December 2013. Many fans will remember Henry for his first start for the club on 12 August 2008, when he scored the opening goal in a 2-1 victory over Dagenham & Redbridge in the League Cup first round.

Matchday programme

Sir John Madjeski reveals more about Reading’s recent takeover and tell us why the future is looking bright for the Royals after a huge few weeks in the club’s history. Meanwhile, forward Nick Blackman sat down with matchday magazine ‘The Royal’ and explained why he is enjoying life at the Madjeski Stadium.  Also in ‘The Royal’ read upon match reports and all the latest news around the club. If you ever miss a copy, you can buy online at

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

The EA SPORTS Dugout will be at the Royals Fun Zone this weekend to treat fans to FIFA 15! From 10am the Dugout will be opening its doors for fans to go on board and trial the games on Xbox One and iPad. The EA SPORTS Dugout is a state of the art gaming trailer equipped with five HD gaming stations including a giant 70” competition screen for some exciting tournament action. Expert staff will be on hand to answer any questions and show fans the games, plus they’ll have FIFA prizes for tournament winners and top goals. Fans can follow the Dugout on Twitter @EASPORTSDugout to keep up with the latest news and for more FIFA 15 news and information, follow @EASPORTSFIFA

Match sponsor

Sunday’s match sponsor is Be Wiser.

Travel and parking
Matchday Madejski Stadium car park - £8 per car (£5 per car disabled blue badgeholders)

Official off site car park
Old Greyhound Stadium, A33 Bennett Road roundabout - £7 per car - opens at 10am and closes at 4.45pm

Worton Grange, Imperial Way - £7 per car- opens at 10am and closes at 4.45pm

Foster Wheeler Park and Ride, Shinfield Park – free parking and bus service commencing at 11.15am

Bus Services
Bus fares are adult £4 return and child under 19 £2.50 return – concessionary bus passes apply

F1 Shuttle Service from Reading Station to Madejski Stadium (Northern Way) and return. A frequent service commences at 11.15am

Fares are adult £4 return and child under 19 £2.50 return – concessionary bus passes apply

Football Return can be used on any non-football bus in the Simply Reading area and use it on the F1 – adult £6 return and child under 19 £3.50 return

Boarding point for this match is the Old Bus Depot – later in the season the stop will be SW at the South West Interchange Tudor Road / Greyfriars Road.

Live information on the Smart phone App – My Bus Reading

Service 50 Greenwave from Reading Town Centre to Madejski Stadium is not running as no Sunday Service

Service F2 Reading buses Foster Wheeler Park and Ride

Reading buses Urban Services F10 to F14; F21 to F24; F30 to F33 - * click here for timetables and fares

Stagecoach Services 951 to 954 * click here for timetables and fares

*The Reading Urban Services and Stagecoach services will all run 1 hr 45 minutes ahead of the published timetable

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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