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Ahead of the game | To Hull and back

A preview of the Royals' first away day of 2019-20

9 August 2019

The transfer window has now closed, and it's straight back to league action for the Royals as they head on the road for the first time in this new campaign.

Hull City vs Reading
Saturday 10th August 2019, 3pm
KCOM Stadium
Sky Bet Championship

Following a defeat on the opening day to Sheffield Wednesday, the Royals have seen their on-pitch options increase significantly in the past week.

Lucas Boyé was not available to play against the Owls, but he could be in line to make his Reading debut at the weekend alongside fellow new boys, Rafael, Lucas João, Pelé and George Pușcaș.

Our new signings have been training with their new teammates at Hogwood as they get used to their new surroundings, with an immediate chance to contribute in blue and white up at the KCOM Stadium.

For the weekend's hosts, they also started with a loss on opening day - falling to a 2-1 defeat against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

Grant McCann's side took the lead in his first match in charge after just three minutes through Daniel Batty, but the Swans staged a second-half turnaround as Borja Baston and Mike van der Hoorn both struck within two minutes of each other to give the hosts victory.

With strong winds and rain forecast for Saturday's game, it adds an extra dimension to what already looks an intriguing match on Humberside this weekend.

While there could be several debutants for the Royals, Hull could also give minutes to former Sunderland captain, George Honeyman, who joined the Tigers from his hometown club at the end of last week.

Both teams go into Saturday's match looking to get off the mark in the Sky Bet Championship, and it looks set to be a tight encounter between two talented teams.

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For full ticket information, including prices and how you can buy online, head here.

You can also visit our Ticket Office during opening hours or ring 0119 968 1313.

As of 12pm on Friday, advance tickets for the fixture are no longer on sale. However they will be available to buy on arrival from the Pitch Side Bar at the KCOM Stadium, cash only and at no price increase. Duplicates and Collections will also be available at the same place from 1pm.


Supporters' Trust at Reading (STAR) provide supporter coach travel to every Reading away match. Full details of their travel arrangements can be found on the STAR website here.

Saturday's match is the first of 15 away days where coach travel through STAR is being funded my our owner, Mr Yongge Dai - click here to find out more about his generous offer to our supporters this season.

Please note that coach travel is now fully booked for Saturday's match through STAR. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.



Make sure you pack your waterproofs for the weekend's match, with heavy rain expected alongside strong winds of up to 45mph during the game.


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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