The date and time for our Carabao Cup second round meeting with Millwall has been set for Tuesday 22nd August, kicking off at 8pm at Madejski Stadium.
Our young charges earned Reading a spot in the next stage last Tuesday with a 2-0 win against visiting Gillingham in our first home outing of the season.
There were 10 Academy products on the bench that day – and there could well be one of ours on the opponent’s team list when the Lions visit later this month, as Jake Cooper visits with his new club.
Like Reading, Neil Harris’s side were also 2-0 winners in the previous round; they overcame Stevenage at the Den on Tuesday evening to book their place in the hat.
And our midweek cup meeting with the Lions – with a third-round place the prize for the victors – will be the first of two visits from Millwall this season. After being promoted back to the Championship last summer via the play-offs, they are also set to visit on Saturday 3rd February in league action.
Ticket arrangements for this fixture will be arranged and announced in due course.