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Ahead of the game | Royals hope for quick Cup response

Millwall are the visitors as the Royals aim for Carabao Cup third round...

21 August 2017

Everything you need to know ahead of our Carabao Cup tie against Millwall on Tuesday...

Reading v Millwall
Tuesday 22nd August
Carabao Cup, Second Round
Madejski Stadium
8pm kick-off

Newly-promoted Millwall are the opponents at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday night, as the Royals aim to continue their run in this season's Carabao Cup.

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Come to our cup clash for just £7 Adults in midweek!

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The Lions, playing under manager and Millwall all-time top scorer, Neil Harris, got all the way to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup last season, taking three Premier League scalps along the way!

However, they were knocked out of this competition at this stage last season at home to Nottingham Forest, with Harris hoping for better this time around in the Carabao Cup.

The Royals, meanwhile, will be hoping for an immediate response to Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Preston North End.

Millwall are yet to register a win in the Championship as yet this season, but come into Tuesday's match off the back of a hard-earned point at Ashton Gate, in a goalless draw against Bristol City.

Around the ground

Our Royals Fun Zone will be open before the match at Madejski Stadium, come down early and get the family involved in our pre-match activities!

Pre-match chat


Sky Bet make the Royals 6/5 favourites to win the tie in normal time, with Millwall out at 23/10. The match has to be decided on the night, and the tie is 23/10 to be a draw at 90 minutes.

The possibility of extra time and penalties is always possible in Cup football, with either team to win the match in extra time available at 11/2.

Royals are also priced at 11/10 to score two or more goals in Tuesday night's match.


Charles Breakspear is set to be the man in charge of proceedings at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday night. He has averaged around four yellow cards per match so far in his matches this season, and was also the referee for QPR's 1-0 win over Northampton Town in the first round of the competition.

The Surrey-based official will be assisted by Robert Dabbs and Graham Kane, with Lee Swabey as fourth official.


There have been important changes in car parking and bus travel for the upcoming season, with parking at Madejski Stadium now having to be pre-booked online, as well as a continuation of our bus subsidies with Reading Buses. Click here for further information. 

Please note that parking for this fixture will cost £10 at Madejski Stadium and £7 at the Old Greyhound Stadium.

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Adults can buy tickets in advance of Tuesday's game for just £7, with children's prices from just £1!

For all ticketing enquiries, follow the link to our Ticket Office page or contact the Ticket Office by phone on 0118 968 1313. Our official online ticketing service sells seats for home and away games, and email enquiries can be sent to


We wish to politely remind 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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