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31 October 2017

All you need to know ahead of another Tuesday night under the lights at Madejski Stadium...

Reading vs Nottingham Forest
Tuesday 31st October 2017
Sky Bet Championship
Madejski Stadium
8pm kick-off

Following defeat on Saturday against Middlesbrough, the Royals have an immediate chance to bounce back as Nottingham Forest are the visitors to Madejski Stadium on Tuesday night.


Jaap: "Everybody wants to put Saturday right"

30 October 2017

Manager Jaap Stam said that "everybody wants to put Saturday right" ahead of this midweek match, against a Forest side that come into the game off the back of an impressive 3-2 win away at Hull City at the weekend.

The Royals will be without centre-back Tiago Ilori for the foreseeable future, having been stretchered off in Saturday's match after a nasty clash of heads with team-mate Liam Moore.

Young striker Sam Smith will be hoping to keep his place in the side, after making his first league start against Middlesbrough, and Yann Kermorgant also made a return to the bench after a long-term injury.

Following a stutter after a strong start to the season, Forest look to be creeping back up the table with two solid victories in consecutive matches, with the Royals hoping for three vital points themselves.


Pre-match chat


Championship sponsors Sky Bet make the Royals 6/5 favourites to win on Tuesday night, with visitors Nottingham Forest out at 9/4 for the victory, with the draw priced at 12/5.

Former Forest man Chris Gunter was on the scoresheet when the sides met at Madejski Stadium last season, and he is priced at 14/1 to repeat the feat this time around.

Sam Smith made his first league start as a Royal last time out, and should he feature on Tuesday night, he is priced at 9/4 to score his first Championship goal.


Paul Tierney will be in charge of proceedings as the Royals take on Forest on Tuesday night. The Lancashire official has shown an average of 3.5 cautions per match so far this season, and has not brandished the red card as yet this term.

Tierney will be assisted on the night by Harry Lennard and Matthew Wilkes, with Stephen Martin set to act as fourth official for the match. 


Club News

Madejski matchday parking options broader than ever before!

23 October 2017

There have been important changes in car parking and bus travel for the upcoming season, with parking at Madejski Stadium now having to be pre-booked online, as well as a continuation of our bus subsidies with Reading Buses. There are more places to park than ever before, though, so click here and find out what the best option is for you!


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 sells seats for home and away games, and email enquiries can be sent to

Click the button below for full selling information for this game.

Follow it live!

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

But if you’re based in the UK or Ireland and can’t make it to the match, you can listen to every pass, tackle and goal with live audio commentary on iFollow for as little as £4.49 per month or £45 for a season pass. 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.

And supporters based overseas will be able to watch live video of a majority of our games – including this one – by using iFollow.  Match passes are just £5, or you can sign up for the season for £110 (prices equated to your local currency).

As ever, we’ll also provide live updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and look out for our match photos on Instagram.  And head to Snapchat and find 'officialrfc' to follow our matchday story as it unfolds!


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