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Ahead of the game | Rams up next for Royals

Reading back in action in RG2 on Saturday

23 February 2018

After the midweek share of points against Nottingham Forest, another test against Midlands opposition now awaits the Royals on Saturday afternoon.

Reading v Derby County
Saturday 24th February 2018
Sky Bet Championship
Madejski Stadium
3pm kick-off


Jaap on showing confidence, last time at Derby, and an injury update

22 February 2018

At Madejski Stadium, Jaap Stam and his side welcome high-flying Derby County as Reading look to get back on track and return to winning ways in-front of a home support.

In their previous tie against the Rams at Pride Park Stadium, the Royals ran out as worthy 4-2 winners courtesy of strikes from Liam Moore, Sone Aluko, Roy Beerens and Modou Barrow.

Hoping to repeat the superb performance shown on that day, and carry on the impressive historic record against Derby at the Madejski, here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game…


Tickets are on sale now and will be available to purchase on the day of the game for all home supporters. For all ticketing enquiries, follow the link to our Ticket Office page or contact the Ticket Office by phone on 0118 968 1313.

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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!

Pre-match chat


Championship sponsors, Sky Bet, favour promotion-chasing Derby and value them at 13/10 to win the fixture.

Along the same lines, Royals fans can get odds for the spoils to be shared at 11/5 and a Reading victory is available at 21/10.


The man in the middle for Reading’s clash against the Rams is Tony Harrington.

Harrington took charge of the Royals’ 1-1 share of points away against Brentford back in September and is assisted on Saturday afternoon by Neil Davies and Michael George, and Lee Swabey will be fourth official.

Follow it live!

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. 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 (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 behind-the-scenes story and match photos on Instagram.  And head to Snapchat and find 'officialrfc' to follow our matchday story as it unfolds!


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