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Ahead of the Game: Muzzling the Terriers

21 February 2017

All you need to know about the Royals' trip to the John Smith's Stadium...

After an important win against Brentford last week and a tough run of fixtures coming up for the Royals, Tuesday night's meeting with Huddersfield Town in Yorkshire is set to be an important one.

The Terriers sit one place above Reading in the Sky Bet Championship, and come into the contest after holding Premier League high-flyers Manchester City to a 0-0 draw at home in the FA Cup on Saturday.

After a rare weekend without football, the Royals should be refreshed heading into the 19:45 kick-off in a battle between third and fourth in the table.

Tickets will be available to buy on the day of the game at the John Smith's Smith's Stadium for visiting supporters. All tickets will be available from cash turnstiles.

For full ticket information for this fixture, click here.


Beerens: “The big games are coming up, we want to be stable and collect our points." https://t.co/hwEsIOyw7Mpic.twitter.com/GyCroHoVT9

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) February 20, 2017

"Both teams were halfway down the table last season - now we're number 3 and 4." Andries previews Huddersfield: https://t.co/j4sp4dx1UDpic.twitter.com/ScFUIDdqdT

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) February 19, 2017

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Hosts Huddersfield Town have been given odds of 5/4 to pick up three points on Tueaday evening, with the Royals at 18/5 to secure a win on the road. Sky Bet, title partners of EFL, have placed the odds of a draw between the two clubs at 5/2.

 Forward Lewis Grabban is at 3/1 to score his first goal for the Royals on Tuesday, with Garath McCleary at 9/4 to net in Yorkshire.


Tony Harrington
will be the man in charge on Tuesday. Harrington's last game in charge of the Royals was at Madejski Stadium on the 10th of December, as Jaap Stam's side ran out 2-1 winners against Sheffield Wednesday.

Jonathan Hunt and Mark Dwyer will be running the lines in Huddersfield, with Christopher Kavanagh as fourth official.


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