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Jaakkola starts in Southampton

21 December 2016

Team news for Checkatrade Trophy clash

Goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola returns to action after a recent injury lay-off and starts in goal this evening at Southampton in the Checkatrade Trophy.

The goalkeeper captained the Royals in the first two group games in this competition – helping the Royals to a win at Bristol Rovers, and saving four penalties to earn a shoot-out bonus point in Portsmouth.

The rest of the team blends youth with experience – there are five outfield starters who have played competitively for our first-team, while two are still Academy players.

Reading: Jaakkola, Watson, Medford-Smith, Cooper, Keown, Wieser, Rinomhota, Barrett, Loader, Meite, Smith.
Subs: Southwood, Vancooten, East, Bennett, Frost, Griffin.

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