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Ahead of the game | Blades have Sharp start to the season

Second Yorkshire trip in seven days for the Royals

20 October 2017

Get the lowdown on all you need to know ahead of Saturday's trip to Bramall Lane...

Sheffield United vs Reading
Saturday 21st October 2017
Sky Bet Championship
Bramall Lane
3pm kick-off

Club News

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Following on from last weekend's successful trip to Yorkshire, the Royals will be hoping for a similar performance this time around as Sheffield United await Jaap Stam and his side.

Stam has been boosted by the imminent return to fitness of striker Yann Kermorgant, who is yet to play this season, as well as John Swift and Paul McShane nearing a return to the first team fold after their own injury setbacks.

With a strong showing at Elland Road last weekend culminating in a 1-0 victory, the Royals will have to be on their game once more against a Blades side that currently sit third in the Championship table.

Chris Wilder's side have settled straight back into life in the second tier after an emphatic promotion from League One last season, and they come into the game off the back of a 1-0 win of their own against Ipswich Town last weekend.

Chris Basham's header shortly after the interval was enough for Wilder and his squad to take all three points on the day, making it their third win in their last four matches.

Former Royal, Billy Sharp, has been leading the line for the Blades and currently sits on four goals, joint-top scorer with Leon Clarke for the South Yorkshire side.

 

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Travel

Supporters' Trust at Reading (STAR) offer travel to all away games, details of which can be found by following the link here.

We're delighted that so many fans have taken up our free coach travel option for Saturday's match at Bramall Lane, and we look forward to seeing an excellent away following at Bramall Lane.

Pre-match chat

Odds

Championship sponsors, Sky Bet, price the hosts at Evens to earn all three points at Bramall Lane on Saturday, with the Royals out at 14/5 for the victory.

Mo Barrow came on to score against his former club last time out and he is priced at 11/4 to repeat the feat on Saturday.

Joey van den Berg provided the inch-perfect pass for Barrow to score last weekend, and he is 7/1 to notch his name on the scoresheet any time on Saturday.

Officials

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Nottinghamshire-based official David Coote will be in charge of proceedings on Saturday afternoon at Bramall Lane. 

Coote is yet to referee the Royals this season, with his last match officiating Jaap Stam's side coming against Wigan Athletic last term, a 3-0 win at the DW Stadium.

He has averaged approximately four yellow cards per game so far this season. Coote will be assisted on the day by Tony Peart and James Mainwaring, with Graham Salisbury on duty as the fourth official.

Tickets

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We have sold more than 1,100 tickets for our trip to Bramall Lane at the weekend, with tickets off sale at Madejski Stadium but available on the day in Sheffield.

Anyone buying a ticket on the should be advised that tickets will cost an extra £2 on top of advance prices, and payment is CASH ONLY at the ground in the away ticket office, available from 1.30pm.

For all ticketing enquiries, follow the link to our Ticket Office page or contact the Ticket Office by phone on 0118 968 1313. Our official online ticketing service www.readingfcdirect.co.uk sells seats for home and away games, and email enquiries can be sent to ticketing@readingfc.co.uk

Reminder

We wish to politely remind supporters that the football club is responsible for their conduct at all matches (home or away) and any person committing a football-related offence or involved in serious misconduct at any match will result in a club ban. Examples of serious misconduct include discriminatory, offensive or abusive chanting, entering the pitch, persistent standing and throwing a missile. Supporters witnessing any incidents of serious misconduct are encouraged to report this to the football club by texting 80800, beginning your message with the word SAFE.

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