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Ahead of the game | Demanding Deepdale test awaits

Royals get back to league action

14 September 2018

All you need to know as Championship football returns this weekend, with the Royals travelling north...


"These players are ready to fight"

13 September 2018

Preston North End vs Reading
Saturday 15th September
3pm kick-off
Sky Bet Championship

Having had a weekend without league football, the Royals return to Sky Bet Championship action away at Alex Neil's Preston North End.

Players such as Leandro Bacuna, Anssi Jaakkola, Chris Gunter, Jón Daði Böðvarsson, Andy Yiadom and David Meyler have all returned from international duty and could play a part for the team this weekend.

The squad have undergone a full training schedule during the gap in fixtures, keeping themselves match fit all the way through the international break.

Garath McCleary has returned to light training having been out since February, playing an hour for our U23s in a friendly on Tuesday afternoon.

Reading were on the wrong side of a 1-0 reverse at Deepdale last season, but will be hoping to bring all three points back from Lancashire this time around.

Preston have started the season steadily but so far have not lived up to the standards they set last time around - challenging for a play-off position right to the very end.

Despite overcoming Morecambe and Leeds United in the Carabao Cup and beating QPR on the opening day of the season, the Lilywhites haven't won in the league since.

Alex Neil's side came away without points from tricky away trips at Norwich and Derby, but earned creditable draws against Stoke City and local rivals Bolton Wanderers before the international break.


For all ticketing enquiries, follow the link to our Ticket Office page or contact the Ticket Office by phone on 0118 968 1313.

Tickets will be available on the day at Deepdale, from the away ticket office which opens at 1pm - cash and card payments are accepted.

For full pricing information and seating arrangements for this fixture, click the button below.


STAR Travel offer official supporters' coach travel to every Reading away game.

All details of away travel via Supporters' Trust At Reading can be found here.


Championship title sponsors, Sky Bet, make the hosts odds-on favourites to win the match at 17/20, the Royals are available at 10/3 for the victory and the draw carries odds of 12/5.

After starting two matches for Iceland in the international break, Jón Daði Böðvarsson is available at 17/2 to open the scoring on Saturday afternoon.

Having scored 10 goals last season, Mo Barrow is priced at 7/2 to score his first of the season at any time against the Lilywhites at Deepdale.

Follow it Live!

If you can't make it to Deepdale on Saturday, we've got you covered!

  • Keep up with the action through our live Match Centre, available on the club website prior to kick-off.
  • We'll have you covered on our Reading FC social media channels - on TwitterFacebook and Instagram
  • iFollow will be available for UK-based supporters to hear live audio commentary of the game, while international Royals can purchase a Match Pass to watch the game live for the equivalent of £5 in your local currency!


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