The man in the middle on Saturday afternoon will be Mr Jeremy Simpson - as we prepare to take on Nigel Adkins' Hull City.
The Lancashire official has been a Football League referee since 2012 and arrives in RG2 with his assistants Adam Matthews, Nigel Lugg and Brett Huxtable.
Simpson has already taken charge of a Hull City fixture this season, watching Nigel Adkins' side win 3-2 at Rotherham in August thanks to a Jackson Irvine brace.
Last season he officiated over Royals games twice, both on the road. In October he witnessed our 1-0 win at Elland Road before sending off Tyler Blackett for an off the ball incident with Atdhe Nuhiu late on in a 3-0 defeat at Hillsborough in April.
He has not been at Madejski Stadium since September 2016, Simpson the man with the whistle in a 2-1 Friday night victory for the Royals at home to Ipswich Town. That evening he awarded three penalties, all of which were converted; the winning spotkick was put away by Danny Williams after Jonas Knudsen had hauled Joey van den Berg to the ground inside the area in injury time.
32 yellow cards and one red have emerged from Mr Simpson's pocket so far this season, sending off Ipswich Town's Aristote Nsiala in a 2-1 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday last month.