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Ahead of the game | Wycombe awaits

A preview of Reading's opening Carabao Cup tie

13 August 2019

A break in league action sees the Royals take on Wycombe Wanderers away at Adams Park in the First Round of midweek Carabao Cup affairs.

Wycombe Wanderers v Reading
Tuesday 13th August 2019, 7.45pm
Adams Park
Carabao Cup First Round

Following on from defeat in Hull at the weekend, Reading will be looking to build on what was a hearty second-half performance against the Tigers at the KCOM.

After falling behind by two goals in the opening period, new signing Lucas João struck in style for the Royals to open his account in blue and white hoops.

Fellow debutant George Pușcaș saw his shot slam the crossbar in the final stages of the game as a point eluded José Gomes’ men on their travels.

Wycombe will be heading into Tuesday’s fixture with confidence and momentum after an opening day win over Bolton followed by a draw away to Bristol Rovers.

Gareth Ainsworth’s side are also yet to concede this season, with Paul Smyth and Fred Onyedinma on target for the Chairboys in their victory against the Trotters at Adams Park.

Both teams go into the evening’s fixture with hopes of making it into the hat for the Second Round draw, although it’s worth noting that as with rounds one to five of this season’s competition, there will be no extra time – so if the scores are level after 90 minutes, then the tie will decided by going straight to penalty kicks.



We have fully sold out our 2,000 strong allocations for the trip to Adams Park, so it looks to be a rocking atmosphere for travelling Royals fans in High Wycombe.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you cheering the team on as we kick-off our journey in the Carabao Cup.


It’s a 26 mile journey from our home in RG2 to Adams Park, one of the closest trips Royals fans will make this season.

From Madejski Stadium, it’s roughly a 40 minute journey via the M4 and A404 with the usual amount of traffic on the roads.



At 19°C it should be a rather pleasant evening of football ahead for those making the trip to High Wycombe, with forecasts showing little to no chance of rain.


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