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Ahead of the game | More than Pride at stake in Derby

A preview of our visit to the Midlands

17 January 2019

This Saturday sees us head to Pride Park in search of back-to-back wins against East Midlands opposition.

After a scintillating display against Nottingham Forest last week, the challenges keep on coming when we meet Derby County on their patch.

It was a sore one when we met earlier in the year.  On the opening evening of the 2018-19 campaign, Frank Lampard’s managerial debut got off to a winning start when the Rams, who had been outplayed for much of the match, stole the points in the final throes of the game.

Since then it has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for Saturday’s hosts.  Form has been up and down, results have been inconsistent – but they’re still up in sixth, occupying the final play-off position.  And a penalty shoot-out FA Cup win against Southampton on Wednesday night might have spent some energy, but the elation of victory will be a welcome tonic.

It was a more clinical display last time out for José Gomes’ charges, however – another similar performance could lead to the same kind of result.


Tickets will be available on arrival at Pride Park at an increased price.  Advanced tickets are available until 3pm on Friday.

For full ticket information and prices for this fixture, click the banner below.

Away Supporters' Guide

Click here to view Derby's guide for travelling Reading supporters.


STAR Travel offer official supporters' coach travel to every Reading away game.

All details of away travel via Supporters' Trust at Reading can be found here.

Otherwise, take a look at the route below.

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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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