Hillsborough clash now to take palce on Wednesday 19th August, 7.45pmReading’s fixture away at Sheffield Wednesday, originally scheduled for 7.45pm on Tuesday 18th August, has been put back by 24 hours.
The club announced yesterday that the Royals’ first home match of the season against Leeds United had also been put back by a day, due to the Whites’ televised Capital One Cup tie.
They take on Doncaster Rovers on Thursday 13th August and a Saturday fixture at Madejski Stadium would have forced them into action twice in less 48 hours.
Under Football League rules, clubs can request that a fixture be re-dated for 24 hours later, so that they are not forced to play two games within three days. Leeds acted upon this, and the Royals have subsequently done the same.
Ticket information for the game will be announced in due course.
New fixture dates:
Reading v Leeds United
Sunday 16th August, 3pm
Sheffield Wednesday v Reading
Sky Bet Championship
Wednesday 19th August, 7.45pm
Season tickets for the new campaign are on sale! Visit Madejski Stadium's ticket office, call 0118 968 1313 or click the image below to secure your place