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Ahead of the game: Royals vs QPR

2 December 2015

A preview of the Hoops meeting at Madejski

Reading vs Queens Park Rangers
Thursday 3rd December 2015, 8pm
Sky Bet Championship
Madejski Stadium

Our weekend kicks off a couple of days early, with the visit of Queens Park Rangers on Thursday.  With a bulk of the games coming at the traditional kick-off time of 3pm on Saturday, it offers a chance for the Royals to go back into the top six – temporarily at least.

The unbeaten run at home stretched to five last time out at Madejski Stadium with a 2-1 win against Bolton Wanderers; another triumph on home turf would take it to six without defeat.

But Neil Warnock’s QPR side will be equally keen to secure some important points to make their own upward charge in the league table.  A 1-0 victory against Warnock’s former team Leeds last weekend pushed the R’s into the top half of the table, so Reading will be mindful of their threat in opposition.

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We’re pleased to announce that the M4 closures eastbound towards Wokingham have been delayed until 11pm on matchday (back from the original time of 9pm) – click here to read our announcement.

If you’re coming on public transport, make sure you follow @reading_buses on Twitter or visit to get more information about your route and football buses.

“Hopefully we can get back to doing what we do well - be solid as a team and look a threat"

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) December 1, 2015

READ: Williams wants Royals to continue their unbeaten run at home and break into the top 6

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) December 2, 2015

There will be three different covers for our souvenir edition of our matchday programme, as we shine the spotlight on Sir John Madejski and celebrate 25 years under his guidance as Chairman.  As well as an extended interview with Sir John, there will be all the usual content – including news and views, quizzes and all you need to know about visitors QPR.

Thursday evening’s referee, Andrew Madley, has already overseen one Royals fixture this season – and it was our first league win of the campaign which came away in Brentford.  It has been over two years since he last oversaw a QPR fixture – that was a goalless draw with Brighton at Loftus Road.

Madley will be able to call on the assistance of linesmen Adrian Tranter and Adam Matthews, while Andy Haines is on fourth official duty.

Football League title partners Sky Bet are offering price boosts on a number of markets – Orlando Sa, who netted a hat-trick last time Reading were on television, is 6/1 to score first, while Nick Blackman is 3/1 to score at any time as part of a Reading win.

Meanwhile a home victory is priced 21/20, a draw is available at 11/5 and an away win for the Hoops is 11/4.

If you’re peckish on Saturday, you might consider the following food options…
• Pulled pork bap with apple sauce made with local produce (available in West stand, East stand, West North Upper & West South Upper)
• Lockey Farm Sausage roll with your choice of sauce (available West stand, East stand, North stand, West North Upper & West South Upper)
• Kingsley Bags from all bars, (with a hawker selling Kingsley tokens so that customers don’t need to queue up!)
• Soup of the Day: Tomato & Basil
• Specials: Tandoori Chicken Wrap & Vegetable Wrap

We have an exclusive playlist at tonights @ReadingFC game! Listen out for your fav tracks and tweet using

— Shoot Matchday (@ShootMatchday) December 3, 2015
Our matchday music at Madejski Stadium is provided by Shoot Music - check out their playlist above!  You can also get yourself geared up by using the Spotify playlist for tonight's game - click here to open it up...

You can also win a CD bundle of brand new music, thanks to Shoot Music - head to p35 of the matchday programme for a quiz question and a chance to win!

Thanks to our Official Pouring Rights Partner, Heineken, Royals fans can enjoy a beverage at the ‘Royals Rendezvous’ before the game.  Located outside the East Stand the new area is an ideal place to catch up and enjoy a drink with fellow fans before the action kicks off!

The Royals Fun Zone will not be in operation for this fixture against Queens Park Rangers.

But don’t forget to get your Golden Gamble ticket – the draw, sponsored by STAR, will be made at half-time.  Tickets can be purchased from designated sellers based around the stadium, for just £1.   There are two prizes up for grabs: a cash prize or an item of Reading FC merchandise, signed by the team!  All funds go to the Reading FC Community Trust.  We don’t have many sellers attending the game – so make sure you get your ticket whenever you spot an opportunity!

We will also be celebrating 25 years as Chairman for Sir John Madejski – for more information about matchday activity, click here.

Download our Guide to the Game by clicking here.

The best way to follow the game live is at Madejski Stadium in person, by getting behind the team!

But if you can’t make it to the match, you can listen to every pass, tackle and goal with live audio commentary on Reading FC PlayerHD for as little as £4.49 per month.  Not only that, but our online subscription also allows you access to extended match highlights and exclusive interviews which you won’t see anywhere else.

As ever, we’ll also provide live updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and don't forget to follow our Instagram page for loads of exclusive images.

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