Two weeks of intensive training and match preparation are about to commence for the Royals, and we can now confirm the travelling squad heading to Estepona on Sunday.
An abundance of young Academy stars are heading out with the first team in the 22-strong training squad, in what will be an exceptionally valuable experience for them in their fledgling careers.
They will be under no illusion of the hard work facing them in Spain, however. Six friendly matches have been confirmed in a two-week tour that will provide vital preparations for another gruelling Sky Bet Championship season.
A friendly against Gibraltar Premier Division side, Gibraltar United will open the fixture schedule on Wednesday 10th July, before a mouth-watering friendly against five-time Europa League winners, Sevilla on Saturday 13th July - in a match open to supporters.
Two double-headers will follow to round off the tour, with Lincoln City, Granada, Malaga B and Extremadura all pitting their wits against José Gomes' men in Spain.
The travelling squad is as follows: