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Ahead of the game: Heading into Wolves’ lair

12 August 2016

A look ahead to our Molineux visit

Success is often relative in football – and a point for Wolves on their opening weekend away at Rotherham, come the final whistle, was seen as a positive return considering the situation they had found themselves in.

Walter Zenga’s first competitive match as the boss of the Midlands club was going less than to plan – first Danny Ward headed hosts Rotherham into a lead, and the scoreline was doubled before 20 minutes had passed when Will Vaulks’ thunderbolt was deflected past Carl Ikeme.  George Saville cut the deficit from a narrow angle before the break but any return looked unlikely when Dominic Iorfa was sent off for a professional foul… but Jon Dadi Bodvarsson found the top corner from an unlikely angle to give Wolves a share of the points.

Their first home outing at Molineux – in midweek against Crawley – gave a happier return.  Joe Mason’s early opener for Wolves was cancelled out quickly by Enzio Boldewijn, but Conor Coady stooped to head in a winner 15 minutes from time to prevent any slip-ups in the EFL Cup first round.

And now it’s our turn to travel to Molineux.  It has been a happy hunting ground in recent years, with three wins in our last four trips… although it just had to be Reading-born midfielder (and former Royal) James Henry that popped up with a winner for Wolves when we visited last Boxing Day.

With no fresh injury concerns after our midweek win against Plymouth – and potentially some more players returning to health – we’ll be aiming to make it three wins on the spin to start 2016/17.


Wolves have now confirmed that they will be selling tickets to visiting Reading supporters on the day of the game (it had previously been advertised as all-ticket).  Fans should head to their Ticket Office to buy on the day, cash only.

Click here for full information on tickets for this game, including prices.


Supporters’ Trust at Reading (STAR) operate coach travel to all away fixtures – click here for more information.

Otherwise, take a look at the map below for travel news.




Our travelling support represented the Royals brilliantly last season - and we hope for more of the same this year and hopefully plenty to cheer about!  We wish to politely reminder supporters that the football club is responsible for their conduct at all matches (home or away) and any person committing a football-related offence or involved in serious misconduct at any match will result in a club ban. Examples of serious misconduct include discriminatory, offensive or abusive chanting, entering the pitch, persistent standing and throwing a missile.  Supporters witnessing any incidents of serious misconduct are encouraged to report this to the football club by texting 80800, beginning your message with the word SAFE.

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