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2015/16 Preview: March

29 June 2015

How the beginning of the run-in looks for the Royals

In the latest edition of’s month-by-month look ahead to 2015/16, the official website previews what will be in store for the Royals in March.

Reading v Fulham
Sky Bet Championship
Madejski Stadium
Saturday 5th March, 3pm

Opening the month with a home fixture, the Royals will host Fulham in the sixth meeting between the two sides in the last eight years. In that time there’s been a total of 18 goals scored in four games, which all points to another thriller at Madejski Stadium. September 2014 was the last time the Cottagers visited RG2, 3-0 the margin of victory for Reading with Glenn Murray and Nick Blackman the scorers. Having struggled somewhat last year with the brutality of the Championship, Kit Symons’ men will be keen to get the ball rolling and finish the season towards the summit of the table.    

Huddersfield Town v Reading
Sky Bet Championship
John Smith's Stadium
Tuesday 8th March, 7:45 pm

Last season the Terroirs managed the double over the Royals, however we did see victory against them in the Third Round of the FA Cup thanks to a Nick Blackman strike. Chris Powell and his side finished 16th place when all was said and done and he’s called on his squad to improve in all areas across the board to better on that points total this season. Nahki Wells topped the goalscoring charts for Huddersfield last term, scoring 11 times in the league. He was on target back in February when the Royals last visited the John Smith’s Stadium.

Brighton & Hove Albion v Reading
Sky Bet Championship
AMEX Stadium
Saturday 12th March, 3pm

Beginning their fifth successive season in the Championship, Brighton had previously finished in the play-off positions two terms running before a glitch in the system saw them end last season in 20th place. After just one win in 18 matches, Chris Hughton took charge of the Seagulls on New Year’s Eve where they stood 21st in the Championship. Having already guided Newcastle into the Premier League in 2010, he has the experience and knowhow to do so with Albion this year. When the Royals last visited the Amex, a tight affair saw both sides leave with a point, 2-2 the score with Glenn Murray grabbing both for Steve Clarke’s side.

That weekend also plays a part to the Emirates FA Cup sixth round fixtures, where last season Reading came up against the might of Bradford City over two legs. A 3-0 win in the replay at Madejski Stadium earned the Royals a spot in the semi-finals of the competition for the first time in 88-years.

Reading v Cardiff City
Sky Bet Championship
Madejski Stadium
Saturday 19th March, 3pm

Cardiff too played a part in our FA Cup adventure last season, with a Hal Robson-Kanu goal securing victory over the Welsh side in the fourth round. In the two occasions we met in the league, Russell Slade’s men edged the points return with victory in November at the Cardiff City Stadium, while in the reverse fixture at Madejski Stadium, the Royals played out a 1-1 draw. Pavel Pogrebnyak’s early strike was cancelled out in added time when Cardiff’s Conor McAleny grabbed a late equaliser. Finishing 11th that season, the Bluebirds will want to be challenging for promotion come May, having been absent from the top tier since relegation in 2014. After this fixture, the last two weeks in March will take place for the international break.

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