As we come towards the end of our pre-season trip in Austria, we’re gearing up to the last match on the continent as we prepare to meet Rubin Kazan…
Rubin Kazan vs Reading
Friday 20th July 2018, 4pm BST
It has been another busy week on the training pitches. A big workload, but the cobwebs have been well and truly blown off.
The theme of the week has been about pulling together a style of play and putting it into practice. We saw the fruits against Beşiktaş with a strong, energetic display and a draw to complement it.
More and more players are getting closer to completing full 90-minute matches too; all good preparation, with the league season just a fortnight away! And with only our home game against Crystal Palace remaining after this fixture but before the big kick-off, it’s another opportunity for Paul Clement to take a closer look at his side.
And, like Tuesday’s challenge, it’ll be a testing game and a chance to meet European opposition in a competitive environment… and to feel the benefits of that kind of challenge.