Tickets now on sale for Wolves and Newcastle fixturesWith this pair of away fixtures against Huddersfield and Brighton, it’s worth reminding our fans that we’ve also got two big back-to-back games at Madejski Stadium to look forward to soon!
We’ll be hosting Wolves and Newcastle in successive games on our patch as we look to continue our push at the top end of the league.
We know that Jaap and his team will be taking it one game at a time… but as supporters, it’s time to look ahead, cancel any other plans, and make sure you help us pack Madejski Stadium for two important games as we approach the run-in to the 2016/17 campaign!
11 wins and four draws at home so far this year has resulted in 37 points on our home patch – only Doncaster Rovers and Brighton & Hove Albion have more across English football’s four professional divisions!
So we hope you’ll be here to lend your vocal support in our two home fixtures in four days, as we try to cement our standings at the right end of the table…
Saturday 4th March 2017, 3pm
Reading vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
The first of our two home ties comes against Wolves – and a lot has changed since we lost at Molineux back in August.
Walter Zenga was at the helm of the club then and they inflicted our first defeat of the season with a 2-0 home win in the Midlands – he has since been dismissed and they currently sit just five points above the drop-zone.
And now it’s Jaap Stam’s side which has risen through the ranks, while Paul Lambert’s side are on a three-game losing streak, which included defeats to Burton and Wigan – each lower in the table than Wolves currently.
Tuesday 7th March 2017, 8pm
Reading vs Newcastle United
Then, just three days later, it is the division’s giants Newcastle that make their way to RG2 – just the second time in history that we’ve hosted the Magpies in English football’s second tier.
Much-fancied to bounce back to the Premier League at first time of asking, Rafa Benitez’s men currently occupy the second automatic spot – but have been fallible this term. It could be a chance to make up ground on one of the division’s front-runners.
Newcastle were 4-1 winners back in August when we visited St James’ Park, but only two teams have left Reading with a maximum return this season – we’ll look to keep it that way!
And don’t forget that we have a special offer for our games in April – any fans who buy a match ticket for our game against Leeds United can pick up a ticket for the Blackburn Rovers fixture for just £5 (or £1 for ages 17 & Under)!
For more information on that special offer, click here.