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Pirelli Stadium is the destination for the Royals

30 January 2018

All you need to know as we head to the Pirelli Stadium on Tuesday night...

Burton Albion vs Reading
Tuesday 30th January 2018
Sky Bet Championship
Pirelli Stadium
7.45pm kick-off

Club News

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Bottom-of-the-table Burton are the next opponents for the Royals, but victory for the home side could see them climb out of the bottom three in the Championship table.

Nigel Clough's side have recently secured the signature of former England, Aston Villa and Sunderland striker Darren Bent on loan until the end of the season, and he could make his Brewers debut on Tuesday evening.

Likewise, new Royals recruit Tommy Elphick could make his first appearance in the hooped shirt after signing on loan from Villa on Monday.

Three points for the Royals would be welcomed in RG2, with the Brewers sat just five points behind Reading in the league standings heading into Tuesday's match.

Sam Smith made his return to the squad at Hillsborough on Friday night, and he is in contention to be in the squad once more as he continues his recovery from injury. 

Tickets

Travelling supporters will be able to buy tickets on the evening of the game on arrival from the Ticket Office, paying in cash or by card, with Adult tickets available from £20.

Pre-match chat

Odds

EFL title sponsors Sky Bet have made the Royals 8/5 favourites for the match tonight, with hosts Burton Albion out at 15/8, with the draw available at 21/10.

Dave Edwards is available at 9/1 to be first goalscorer on Tuesday night, while Sam Smith is priced at 5/2 to net any time at the Pirelli.

Officials

Robert Jones will be overseeing proceedings at the Pirelli on Tuesday night, and it'll be the first time he has been in charge of either side this season.

He has brandished the red card six times in his 28 matches so far this term, and has averaged around 2.5 cautions per match.

Jones will be assisted on the night by Mark Russell and Adam Matthews, with Andy Woolmer on hand as fourth official. 

Travel

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Supporters' Trust at Reading (STAR) offer travel to all away games, details of which can be found by following the link by clicking here.

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

Reminder

We wish to politely remind supporters that the football club is responsible for their conduct at all matches (home or away) and any person committing a football-related offence or involved in serious misconduct at any match will result in a club ban. Examples of serious misconduct include discriminatory, offensive or abusive chanting, entering the pitch, persistent standing and throwing a missile. Supporters witnessing any incidents of serious misconduct are encouraged to report this to the football club by texting 80800, beginning your message with the word SAFE.


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