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Packed out Elland Road awaits Royals on Saturday...

13 October 2017

Find out all you need to know as the Royals get back to league action...

Leeds United vs Reading
Saturday 14th October 2017
Sky Bet Championship
Elland Road
3pm kick-off

The international break is now over, with the Royals setting their sights back on Sky Bet Championship action by travelling to Elland Road to face Leeds United on Saturday afternoon.

Leeds had topped the table in the early stages of the season, but three losses in their last four have seen them drop to 5th in the table before the international break.

Thomas Christiansen's side will, like the Royals, be hoping to get back to league action with three points on Saturday, in front of a sold-out crowd at Elland Road.

Reading welcome back Chris Gunter, Dave Edwards, Leandro Bacuna, Anssi Jaakkola and Jón Daði Böðvarsson after they went and played for their countries, but all eyes are now firmly back on climbing the Championship table.

However, this will have to be done without left-back Jordan Obita, who has unfortunately been ruled out for the rest of the season following reconstructive surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament.

Travel

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

IMPORTANT: Please note there is a complete emergency blockade at Reading Station from 02:00 hours on Saturday morning. This means there are no trains to or from Reading Station on Saturday, other than stopper trains to London Waterloo & Gatwick Airport. 

Mainline services to Paddington and Cross Country services to the North will be suspended and rail replacement buses will be in use. If you are planning to travel by rail to Leeds United, please allow plenty of time for your journey.

Pre-match chat

Odds

Championship sponsors, Sky Bet, make Leeds 17/20 favourites for the victory on Saturday, with Reading out at 16/5 for the win, with the draw priced at 13/5.

Sone Aluko has got himself three assists in his last three appearances, but he is 11/4 to score his first goal for the club on Saturday.

Dave Edwards headed his first goal in the blue and white hoops against Millwall last month, and he is priced at 4/1 to add to his tally.

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Officials

Jeremy Simpson will be in charge of proceedings at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon. Simpson has averaged around four yellow cards per match so far this season, having also shown two red cards.

He has already refereed Leeds this season, in their 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest back in August. His last time in charge of the Royals was our 1-0 win away at Birmingham City, all the way back in January.

Simpson will be assisted by Nick Hopton and Adam Matthews, with Scott Duncan as fourth official on the day. 

Tickets

An Adult ticket for Saturday's match costs £39, and £26 for Concessions. There will NOT be any tickets available on the gate at Elland Road, with prior ticket sales at Madejski Stadium taking place until midday on Friday 13th October.

Royals were allocated just over 600 tickets for Saturday's match, with the home sections of the ground having sold out in advance of the game.

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.

iFollow

Unfortunately, the fixture will not be available for live stream for our overseas iFollow subscribers as this match has been selected as the game which will be featured on Channel Five and broadcast live to international right-holders. To find out more about iFollow - click here.

 


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