A football match under the lights at Madejski Stadium for free… that’s what we have on offer on Monday 23rd October when our Under-23s host Aston Villa at 7pm!
Our U23s have enjoyed a healthy return in the past few matches… four wins and a draw in the last five outings have propelled Scott Marshall’s side up to fourth in the Premier League 2 table!
Five of our Academy prospects have debuted in the senior squad this season… if you have enjoyed what you have seen from them in those glimpses, come along and support them and their colleagues in a league fixture.
Omar Richards, Andy Rinomhota, Sam Smith and Axel Andresson have all made their first-team bow and could make up the spine of the U23 side which face the Villans. Danny Loader has also debuted… but he’s out in India with England’s U17 World Cup squad right now!
Aston Villa are one of the few teams that sit above the Royals; a win under the Madejski Stadium floodlights would see us leapfrog the Midlands side.
And our youngsters’ games are nothing if not eventful. On Sunday we took the spoils in a 4-3 win in Middlesbrough, while the previous fixture ended in a 2-2 draw when Sam Smith’s double was cancelled out in with a last-minute penalty at home against Norwich.
No need to book on Monday... just turn up on the night and back our boys!