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Ahead of the Game | A Friday-nighter against Wednesday

17 March 2017

All you need to know about our clash with Sheffield Wednesday in our match preview

Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading
Hillsborough
Sky Bet Championship
Friday 17th March 2017, 7:45pm


Reading will be looking to bounce back on the road when they travel to Yorkshire to face fellow top six hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday in the Friday evening kick-off under the lights.

After a difficult weekend in Preston Jaap Stam's Royals will be looking for a reaction when they make another journey up north after a 3-0 loss at the hands of Preston North End. 

Wednesday also had a tough last fixture as they went down to a 2-0 de4feat in Birmingham at the hands of Aston Villa thanks to a brace for Johnathan Kodjia brace. Both sides will be looking to put more points on the baord as they try to cement their position in the play-off places.


Tickets for this fixture will be on sale until midday on Friday 17th of March.

For full ticket information for this fixture, click here.


Joey van den Berg wants to put plans into action this Friday as we make the trip to Hillsborough: https://t.co/fZFC5sMnGopic.twitter.com/PAS0PKliGJ

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) March 15, 2017

"We need to enjoy the pressure." Jaap looks ahead to tomorrow night's meeting with Wednesday in South Yorkshire: https://t.co/X68XdcrcWLpic.twitter.com/MaTZe1Bx1H

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) March 16, 2017

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Hosts Sheffield Wednesday have been given odds of 5/4 to pick up three points this Friday, with the Royals at 18/5 to secure a win at . Sky Bet, title partners of EFL, have placed the odds of a draw between the two clubs at 5/2.

Forward Garath McCleary is at 5/4 to score his first goal for the Royals on Friday, with Roy Beerens at 7/2 to net in South Yorkshire.


Geoff Eltringham will be refereeing the contest on Friday evening. The official's last game in charge of the Royals was also in Yorkshire, with the referee overseeing Reading's 2-0 defeat in Leeds earlier in the campaign. 

Nick Greenhalgh and Billy Smallwood will be running the lines in Sheffield, with Oliver Langford as fourth official.


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