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Ahead of the game | Tackling the Tigers

Royals heading up to Hull this weekend

5 April 2019

Saturday signals the start of a packed April schedule for the Royals, beginning this weekend on Humberside...

Hull City vs Reading
Saturday 6th April

KCOM Stadium, 3pm kick-off
Sky Bet Championship

After a superb win last time out against Preston, Reading will be hoping to go again on Saturday against Nigel Adkins and his Hull City side.

The Tigers broke a three-game winless run last weekend, coming out with a 2-0 victory against bottom side, Ipswich Town at Portman Road.

Former Royals boss Adkins still has faint hopes of leading his team to the Play-Offs, with Hull sitting six points outside the top six as it stands, with seven matches remaining this season.

Reading's win at Preston last time out has lifted them to four points above the bottom three as it stands, but with this being the first of six matches in 21 days, they know the difference a good run of results will make come May.

On the team news front, after featuring on the bench last weekend, Nélson Oliveira has been training with the Royals this week as he continues to regain match fitness, and could be in contention to play this weekend.

After knocks last weekend, Mo Barrow and John Swift will be hoping to feature for the Royals, while captain, Paul McShane may be sidelined after picking up an injury last weekend.

The Royals will be aiming for a repeat of the reverse fixture back in September, whereby goals from Sam Baldock, Jón Daði Böðvarsson and Andy Yiadom secured a comfortable 3-0 win for Reading at Madejski Stadium.

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