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Ahead of the game | Full-on Forest test for Royals

Reading travel to The City Ground this weekend

10 August 2018

The first away trip of the season takes place on Saturday, with the Royals hoping to bring three points back from The City Ground...


Clement assesses ‘blend’ in newly-assembled Forest squad

10 August 2018

Nottingham Forest vs Reading
Saturday 11th August
3pm kick-off
Sky Bet Championship
The City Ground

The Royals will play their first away match of the season in the East Midlands as Nottingham Forest are their opponents this weekend.

With Aitor Karanka's side seeing 11 new arrivals in the summer, the Royals will be playing against a team with an impressive blend of experience, according to Paul Clement. 

In terms of Reading team news, the manager confirmed that Adrian Popa is back in training, but won't be fit for Saturday's match.

Tyler Blackett also returns from a suspension that carried into the new season, after his red card towards the end of last term.

Clement also confirmed that Sam Baldock will be in contention to start his first Royals match, with Marc McNulty also pushing for a starting place in the line-up.

As well as their opening day draw against Bristol City, Forest were also in action in midweek - playing out a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion at The City Ground.

The Royals will hope to secure their first points of the season away in Nottingham, with kick-off at 3pm on Saturday afternoon.



"It's a tough task, we've got to be ready!" - McShane

10 August 2018

Tickets are available on the day at The City Ground, with a £2 increase on advance prices on Adult and Concession tickets.

These tickets will be available cash only and can be bought at the Away Ticket Office in Nottingham.

For all ticketing enquiries, follow the link to our Ticket Office page or contact the Ticket Office by phone on 0118 968 1313.

For full pricing information and seating arrangements for this fixture, click the button below.

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STAR Travel has sold out of official supporters' coach travel for this match against Forest.

However, coach travel is still available for our upcoming matches away at Blackburn and Aston Villa.

All details of away travel via Supporters' Trust At Reading can be found here.


Championship title sponsors, Sky Bet, make the hosts odds-on favourites at 4/6 for the win, with the Royals out at 9/2 for all three points - the draw is priced at 13/5.

RequestABet specials are also available on this match, with Reading to score two or more goals and earn six or more corners in the match available at 16/1.

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