The 2017-18 campaign has reached its conclusion and the Royals have retained their place in the second tier. Now, it’s time to look to the future and a brand new start under Paul Clement!
That fresh beginning will kick off in Hampshire when the Royals travel to the Silverlake Stadium to take on National League side Eastleigh on Saturday 30th June, kick-off 12.30pm.
Less than an hour’s drive from RG2, this will be the first opportunity for Royals fans to watch their side prepare for the challenge of the Championship in 2018-19 – and ticket details will be announced in due course.
Managed by Andy Hessenthaler, the Spitfires finished 14th in the National League last season and include the likes of former Arsenal right-back Gavin Hoyte, ex-Coventry City midfielder Gary McSheffrey and former Spurs winger Mark Yeates amongst their squad.
They also have one of our record-breaking promotion-winners on their books…Graham Stack played 27 times between the posts for Eastleigh last season.
So the summer kicks off with a local trip to Ten Acres. More details about our pre-season schedule this summer will be confirmed in due course.