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Royals hope to get back on track at KCOM Stadium

12 January 2018

All you need to know as we haul up to Humberside this weekend...


Moore and Böðvarsson back in training, Jaap confirms

12 January 2018

Hull City vs Reading
Saturday 13th January 2018
Sky Bet Championship
KCOM Stadium
3pm kick-off

East Yorkshire is the venue for the Royals this weekend as Jaap Stam's men take on Hull City at the KCOM Stadium.

Former Royals boss Nigel Adkins has recently taken the reins on Humberside, with his new club sat four points and three places behind Reading in the standings prior to the weekend's fixture.

The Royals have been buoyed by the return to training of Liam Moore and Jón Daði Böðvarsson, after both were ruled out of last week's FA Cup tie at Stevenage through injury and illness respectively.

The sides drew the reverse fixture 1-1 at Madejski Stadium in September, after Böðvarsson scored his first home goal to equalise late on that afternoon.

Both teams are in need of three points in the Championship, and will be going all out to earn them at the KCOM on Saturday. Come on URZ!


Supporters will be able to buy tickets on the day of the game from the away supporters bars located at the north side of the stadium for the same price.

We have an allocation of 817.

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Hull City have a ticketing policy of no different age bands and price tickets based on the block location.

Our initial allocation is situated in Block N6 and N7 of the North Stand and will be priced at £18 per ticket.

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EFL title sponsors Sky Bet have made the Royals 13/5 for victory on Saturday afternoon, with the hosts priced as 21/20 favourites. The draw is available at 12/5.

Having taken home December's Goal of the Month award, Yann Kermorgant is available at 13/2 to open the scoring at the KCOM.

He has been back in training after a minor knock that ruled him out last week, and Liam Moore is a 9/1 shot to score any time on Saturday afternoon. 


For the first time this season, Darren England will be the man in the middle as the Royals take on Hull City this weekend.

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He has already officiated the Tigers this campaign, in their 1-1 draw at home to Sunderland. He has averaged four yellow cards per match this season, and has brandished the red card twice.

England will be assisted on the day by Mark Dwyer and Paul Hodskinson, with Sebastian Stockbridge as fourth official. 


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

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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!


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