The Royals will aim to get some early pre-season minutes under the belt for both our first team and Under-23s players when we take on QPR in two back-to-back behind-closed-doors friendlies scheduled for Saturday 8th July.
Ian Holloway’s squad will travel to Hogwood Park to take part in two games that afternoon. However, please note that these preliminary pre-season fixtures will take place behind closed doors, so no public access will be granted.
The opening day of our Championship campaign is a little less than two months away - the 2017-18 adventure officially kicks off on Saturday 5th August 2017. But pre-season begins in less than a month's time with the players due back at Hogwood Park on Monday 26th June.
Some of our internationals who will be on duty with their countries over the summer will return a little later, but it is anticipated that all will get minutes under their belt in one of the two games against Rangers before the start of a ten-day stay in Holland - as Jaap Stam takes his squad back to his homeland on Wednesday 12th July to ready themselves for what we hope will be another promotion challenge.
We will reveal more details of our pre-season plans, both at home and abroad, as they are confirmed and when all details have been finalised.