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All you need to know as Reading get set to face West Brom

21 August 2019

Our first points are on the board, now the Royals will look to build on a promising display at the weekend at one of the league's toughest away grounds.

West Bromwich Albion v Reading
Wednesday 21st August 2019, 8pm
The Hawthorns
Sky Bet Championship

A 3-0 win at home to Cardiff City at the weekend was a confidence boost all round for the Royals, and they will try to add to their tally against a side that were early favourites for promotion - West Bromwich Albion.

With former Croatia and West Ham United manager, Slaven Bilić at the helm, the Baggies have gone unbeaten in their first three matches - currently sitting 4th in the early Sky Bet Championship table.

West Brom's squad will be taking shape now too as they get used to playing with each other, as the Baggies welcomed three deadline-day arrivals in Matheus Pereira, Charlie Austin and Grady Diangana - with West Ham loanee Diangana coming off the bench to score a quickfire brace against Luton Town at the weekend.

With this being the first of three consecutive away games for the Royals, José Gomes and his side will hope to return to Berkshire this evening with three more points as they look to establish themselves as contenders for the season ahead, before travelling to Huddersfield and Plymouth in the coming week.

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Tickets for this match will be available for Reading supporters to buy at The Hawthorns, from a cash-only ticket office situated at the away block turnstiles.

Reprints will be available from the same ticket office from 6.30pm, and anyone arriving before that time should head to the main ticket office.

For any Reading supporters travelling to The Hawthorns, you are able to find out any information you'll need to know in West Brom's Away Supporters' Guide, which you can access by clicking here.


From Madejski Stadium, you'll be heading up the M40 to The Hawthorns, in a journey that should take just over two hours to complete.

Please note that coach travel with STAR is now fully booked for tonight's match against West Bromwich Albion, we would like to wish everyone travelling for free on a coach as part of our owner's offer this season a safe journey north this evening.



With forecast low temperatures of 13°C this evening, it should be a pleasant night at The Hawthorns - but bring a coat for when it gets colder later on.


We wish to politely remind supporters that the football club is responsible for their conduct at all matches (home or away) and any person committing a football-related offence or involved in serious misconduct at any match will result in a club ban. Examples of serious misconduct include discriminatory, offensive or abusive chanting, entering the pitch, persistent standing and throwing a missile. Supporters witnessing any incidents of serious misconduct are encouraged to report this to the football club by texting 80800, beginning your message with the word SAFE.

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