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Ahead of the game | Bouncing back against Wolves

3 March 2017

Match preview of our clash with Wolves as the Royals return to Madejski Stadium...

Reading v Wolves
Madejski Stadium
Sky Bet Championship
Saturday 4th March 2017, 3pm

After back to back away defeats in a week, the Royals will be glad to return to Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon when they face Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Sky Bet Championship.

Jaap Stam's side lost out at Huddersfield and Brighton in two difficult clashes on the road, but will be looking to get back to winning ways at home where they have enjoyed so much success this campaign. The Royals last outing in Berkshire was the dramatic late 3-2 win over Brentford as Reading came from 2-1 down to triumph over the Bees at home.

Wolves travel down from the Black Country having had a bad run of results of late. Paul Lambert's Wanderers have lost their last five in all competitions so will be desperate to put an end to that run and try and widen the gap between themselves and the relegation places.  

Please see the full ticket information for this game by
clicking here.
If you are intending to buy on the afternoon of the game or collect your tickets before the game, please ensure that you arrive early to avoid long queues at the Ticket Office.

Ticket Bundles are now also available to buy online! Click here for more information about how you can buy your 4-Match Bundle and redeem games from wherever you are.

On a matchday, only very limited overflow parking is available at the stadium for £8 – we advise supporters to consider one of our off-site car parks. Non-Permit holders enter the Stadium via Northern Way only and Permit holders enter via Hurst Way and Northern Way.

If you have a child under the age of 12 in your car, you will be eligible to park in our special family parking area for £8 – spaces are available in advance by phoning the Ticket Office on 0118 968 1313 or visiting the Ticket Office in person. If purchasing in advance, parking permits will be posted or available for collection from the Main Ticket Office prior to matchday.

On Reading Football Club match day Saturdays between 1pm and 6pm for those cars parked in excess of 2 hours at Costco South Oak Way, there will be a penalty charge of £60 (reduced to £40 if paid within 14 days). This will be enforced using number plate recognition CCTV (ANPR).

The M4 Westbound carriageway will be closed between junctions 11 (Reading) and 12 (Theale). It will be closed for five nights from tonight as work to replace a bridge joint and resurface part of the motorway continues. However, following a request made by the football club, tonight’s closure won’t be put in place until all of the football traffic has had plenty of chance to clear.

For more information about Madejski Stadium parking, click here.

If you’re coming on public transport, make sure you follow @reading_buses on Twitter or visit to get more information about your route and football buses.

If you have any questions about Travel and Transport or to book disabled parking at Madejski Stadium, you can contact us via email at or by ringing 0118 968 1211.

"From that game to where we are now, we've made huge steps and progress." Jaap on rise since we last played Wolves:

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) March 2, 2017

“The challenge will be there, we’ve got to stand up to it.” Tyler Blackett looks ahead to Saturday's Wolves clash:

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) March 2, 2017

Andrew Madley will be the man in charge on Tuesday evening. Madley has only officiated one Reading game so far this season, which was back in August when the Royals traveled to Newcastle United. Stam's side lost 4-1 that day, they will be hoping for better when they welcome Wolves to Madejski Stadium.

Mark Russell and Steven Meredith will be running the lines, and the fourth official is Robert Dabbs.

The Royals are at 6/5 to take the points on Saturday afternoon. Wolves have been given odds of 23/10 to take a win and a draw at 23/10.

John Swift can be backed at 9/4 to score in 90 minutes, while striker Yann Kermorgant is at 15/8 to net for the Royals on Saturday.

There is a revamped concourse menu in place for the 2016/17 season, details of which can be found by clicking here. Make sure you take advantage of our contactless payment points situated all around the stadium concourses highlighted by the yellow contactless sign & a yellow t-shirt which says “I take contactless”.

Piglets, our pie supplier, are offering ‘pies of the month’ throughout the season – this month's offering is Lamb Rosemary & Garlic Potato Pie. The vegetarian option is Spinach, Mushroom & Ricotta. 

Kingsley Kids Bags are also a convenient way of getting food for young supporters delivered straight to your seat! Click here to find out more.

Young supporters can visit the Royals Fun Zone, just outside the Eamonn Dolan Stand, Gate 6. Football based games will be available for young fans to put their skills to the test! The Fun Zone will also be open at half-time for supporters to come and have fun.

And thanks to our Official Pouring Rights Partner, Heineken, Royals fans can enjoy a beverage at the Fan Zone before the game. Located outside the East Stand, the area is an ideal place to catch up and enjoy a drink with fellow fans before the action kicks off!

We have introducing fresh bean to cup coffee in the Fanzone which is in addition to the Fresh Coffee fans can buy outside the Eamonn Dolan Stand. Why not swing by and grab a cup to warm you up on a cold afternoon!

Don’t forget to get your Golden Gamble ticket – the draw, sponsored by STAR, will be made at half-time. Tickets can be purchased from designated sellers based around the stadium, for just £1. There are two prizes up for grabs: a cash prize or an item of Reading FC merchandise, signed by the team! All funds go to the Reading FC Community Trust.

You can also download our Guide to the Game.

The best way to follow the game live is at Madejski Stadium in person, by getting behind the team!

But if you can’t make it to the match, you can listen to every pass, tackle and goal with live audio commentary on Reading FC PlayerHD for as little as £4.49 per month. Not only that, but our online subscription also allows you access to extended match highlights and exclusive interviews which you won’t see anywhere else.

As ever, we’ll also provide live updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and look out for our match photos on Instagram.

Head to Snapchat and find 'officialrfc' to follow our matchday story as it unfolds!

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