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Forest trip rescheduled for Wednesday 22nd January

Previously postponed fixture will kick off 24 hours later than planned at the City Ground

16 December 2019

The date of our rearranged game away at Nottingham Forest has been rescheduled for Wednesday 22nd January 2020, kicking off at 7.45pm at the City Ground.

Initially the fixture was scheduled to take place in November but a heavy downpour in Nottingham rendered the pitch unplayable when the referees inspected the surface.

The game was rescheduled for Tuesday 21st January, but last week Sabri Lamouchi’s men saw their clash with Luton Town selected for live broadcast and switched to Sunday 19th January for Sky Sports.

The EFL have therefore asked that, to allow for a suitable period of time between fixtures, our match in the East Midlands is moved to the Wednesday night, kick-off 7.45pm.

Supporters who had tickets for the original fixture in November are advised that these tickets will be valid for the match on Wednesday 22nd January.

Any ticket-holding supporters who are not able to attend the rearranged game are advised to contact our Ticket Office as soon as possible to arrange a refund, either by visiting in person during our opening hours or by ringing 0118 968 1313. To obtain a refund, the physical ticket will have to be returned to Reading FC (via our Fanstore on non-matchdays or our Ticket Office on home matchdays), or via post.

New tickets for the rearranged fixture will go on sale a few weeks in advance of the game.

And, to remind you, club owner Mr Dai Yongge will once again be putting on free coach travel for STAR members for the rearranged fixture. As usual, you will need to book your place no later than two weeks before the fixture. To book STAR travel for future games, or for more information, please visit

It is also worth supporters noting that, on the weekend which follows our trip to the City Ground, we are due to host Bristol City at Madejski Stadium on Saturday 25th January, kick-off 3pm.

However, should either the Royals or Bristol City be successful in reaching the Fourth Round of the FA Cup, that weekend would instead be reserved for an FA Cup tie.

Both teams take on League One opposition in the Third Round. And, were Reading to beat Blackpool at the Madejski or should the Robins get past Shrewsbury Town, the Championship encounter between the two teams would need to be rearranged in lieu of a Fourth Round tie for one or both of the second-tier sides.

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