Reading's Under-23s secured a play-off place with a 3-1 win over Stoke City at Madejski Stadium last night and they will now meet Aston Villa in the play-off semi-final - a place in the PL2 top tier at stake!
Villa finished the PL2 season in second and they will now host the Royals at Villa Park on Tuesday 1st May, kick-off 7pm.
Striker Sam Smith's hat-trick was enough to see off the Potters on Monday night and secure a trip to Kevin MacDonald's Villa. We won 3-2 when we hosted our semi-final opponents here earlier in the season, but lost 3-1 in the reverse fixture. So it's all to play for in the play-offs.
Brighton will host Middlesbrough in the other play-off semi-final, with the Final due to be played between 4th-7th May 2018.
The one-legged ties in the semi-final stage will be decided on the night, with extra-time and penalties possible should the scores remain level after ninety minutes.
Tickets are set to be priced at £4 for adults and £1 for concessions and will be available on the gate at Villa Park for any Royals fans wishing to support our youngsters on the night.