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Ahead of the game: Welcoming Wolves to Madejski

6 February 2016

A preview of our Championship clash with the Black Country club



Reading vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
Sky Bet Championship
Madejski Stadium
Saturday 6th February 2016


We have three wins and a draw from our last four home fixtures – and it has been over nine months since we last lost on a Saturday at Madejski Stadium…

… and the next team to have a go at breaking that run will be Wolves, who arrive at Madejski Stadium this weekend on a stretch of three games without a win.

Following four straight victories, Kenny Jackett’s side are in a bit of a mini-slump – that nearly ended in midweek as they were 2-0 up at home against bottom-of-the-league Bolton with ten minutes remain, only for the Trotters to grab to two late goals and a share of the points.

But we’ll have to be on our game if we want to take three points and to go within a point of the Midlands club with a win this weekend.


East, North & Lower West stands
Member price
Non-Member* price and Matchday**
Adult
£25£28
17 & Under
£7
£10
18-24
£10
£13
65 & over
£15
£18
Upper West Stand


Adult
£30
£33
17 & Under
£12
£15
18-24
£15
£18
65 & Over
£20
£23

Don’t forget that you can save £3 and avoid the matchday queues by buying before midday on matchday!

For full ticketing information for this fixture against the Wolves, click here.


If you are travelling via Basingstoke Road, Whitley Wood Lane, Imperial Way Roundabout (near Lidl Supermarket), there is a warning of road works for the next 3 weeks with 4-way traffic lights which will cause delays in the area, and so supporters should allow extra time if parking in the Imperial Way (Worton Grange) car park area.

If you’re coming on public transport, make sure you follow @reading_buses on Twitter or visit www.reading-buses.co.uk to get more information about your route and football buses.


"I'm looking forward to the challenge Wolves will give us" - McDermott previews the game: https://t.co/DjnOrXSdMnhttps://t.co/5xwtjFViuB

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) February 5, 2016


READ: Reading full-back Chris Gunter wants to build winning momentum at Madejski Stadium. https://t.co/bRVsuXz4L7https://t.co/o5mFLulx2B

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) February 4, 2016


This weekend’s whistle blower will be Tony Harrington – he was in charge when we came out 2-1 winners in Burnley earlier in the year, but it is his first time in charge of a Wolves fixture.  He has shown 51 yellow cards in his 18 games this season to date, and just a single red.

Harrington will be assisted by linesmen Richard Kendall and Ian Cooper, while Michael Bull is our fourth official.


Football League title partners Sky Bet have us listed as favourites for this fixture at odds of 21/20, with a draw priced 23/10 and a Wolves win at 11/4.

We’ve won 5-2 and 4-0 on our last two home outings, and we’re 9/1 to win by three or more goals again.  Matej Vydra is priced 7/2 to score anytime as part of a Royals win.


Thanks to our Official Pouring Rights Partner, Heineken, Royals fans can enjoy a beverage at the ‘Royals Rendezvous’ before the game.  Located outside the East Stand the new area is an ideal place to catch up and enjoy a drink with fellow fans before the action kicks off!

Unfortunately due to the wet weather that is forecast, we will not be opening the Royals Fun Zone for this fixture.

Don’t forget to get your Golden Gamble ticket – the draw, sponsored by STAR, will be made at half-time.  Tickets can be purchased from designated sellers based around the stadium, for just £1.   There are two prizes up for grabs: a cash prize or an item of Reading FC merchandise, signed by the team!  All funds go to the Reading FC Community Trust.  We don’t have many sellers attending the game – so make sure you get your ticket whenever you spot an opportunity!

Download our Guide to the Game by clicking here.


Get in early and relive some classic moments on the big screen at Madejski Stadium!  Here’s the schedule…
• 2.15pm – Millwall 0-3 Reading, Saturday 1st February 2014 – Relive the Royals’ resounding win at the New Den from just over three two years ago
• 2.29pm – Reading 3-1 Liverpool, Saturday 8th December 2007 – The Football Club’s first ever win against the Reds
• 2.34pm – Reading 4-0 Walsall, Saturday 30th January 2016 – The Saddlers are put to the sword by Brian’s ruthless Royals
• 2.46pm – Wolves 0-2 Reading, Monday 26th December 2005 – Our record breakers made it a Merry Christmas at Molineux


The best way to follow the game live is at Madejski Stadium in person, by getting behind the team!

But if you can’t make it to the match, you can listen to every pass, tackle and goal with live audio commentary on Reading FC PlayerHD for as little as £4.49 per month.  Not only that, but our online subscription also allows you access to extended match highlights and exclusive interviews which you won’t see anywhere else.

As ever, we’ll also provide live updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and don't forget to follow our Instagram page for loads of exclusive images. 

Head to Snapchat and find 'OfficialRFC' to follow our matchday story as it unfolds!


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