The Royals are heading out to Spain for five days of intensive training in preparation for the final 15 games of the campaign.
With no fixture scheduled this weekend due to Sheffield United’s continued involvement in the Emirates FA Cup, there is a gap of ten days between Saturday’s defeat at Middlesbrough and next Tuesday’s trip to Nottingham Forest – the start of a run which will see us play six games within the space of just 18 days.
So a group, comprising of 26 players and 13 first team staff will head out to a location in Spain on Tuesday morning where they will train upon touching down on foreign shores.
Two of the three full days spent in the behind-closed-doors camp will see the players take part in double training sessions, morning and afternoon, before the squad fly back to England on Saturday after another session out on the training pitch in the morning.
A number of injury absentees, such as Callum Harriott, Paul McShane, Joseph Mendes, Stephen Quinn, Jordan Obita and loanee Tommy Elphick will remain behind to continue their respective recoveries on home turf.