Happy new year! We don’t have to wait too long for the first action of 2018 – we meet Birmingham City at our home in RG2 on Tuesday evening at 8pm.
The Blues have been scrabbling around in the division’s lower reaches this season – but in a league where nothing is predictable, they signed off 2017 with a win against Leeds last time out.
“We’ve spoken about it before; every team can beat each other,” Royals boss Jaap Stam said ahead of the game.
“Teams that aren’t in the top half of the table can make it difficult for the teams at the top of the league as well.
“That’s what’s happening; we’ve seen it last year already. You need to work very hard for your points to climb the table.”
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