We preview our matchday programmeTonight's fixture comes against promotion hopefuls Hull city at Madejski Stadium, with another 3 points in the Sky Bet Championship at stake.
Ahead of this evening’s 8pm kick-off, we preview the contents of our matchday programme, The Royal.
Gaffer Brian McDermott speaks in his manager’s notes, about the frustrations of the last week for the Royals, after taking no points from two positive performances on the road.
McDermott writes: “It is great to be back at home this evening after two very long away trips of our own, each of which were made much longer by two late goals at the Riverside and Elland Road.
“We can all reflect on promising performances and a host of positives we are taking from games that have gone, but we all desperately want to be talking about wins. It was a deeply frustrating week last week, for the players, myself, the staff, our local media and the supporters – we all want success, we all want to win and we all feel the same frustration when we don’t reap the rewards for good performances and a lot of hard work.”
Despite not featuring this evening due to suspension Reading skipper, Paul McShane, still penned notes for his column, with his teammates facing a side he knows well…
He writes: “Tonight’s visitors are Hull City - a club I’m very fond of. I was there for six and a half years and I had a good time there. There were ups and downs, hard times as well as good, but I think I struck up a good relationship with the fans there and I certainly appreciate how they treated me over the years I was there.
“Last summer, the time came for me to move on and, even though I’ve still got a lot of affection for Hull, I’m a Reading man now and there are three points at stake tonight - and I know this group of players will be doing everything they can to get the win today!”
Elsewhere in The Royal, we revisit our 3-1 victory over Stoke City in our record breaking 106 season. We also delve into the past to take a look at a fixture between the Royals and Tigers from 1948, as well as going into detail on our opponents Hull City.
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