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Ahead of the game | Portman Road awaits Royals

Ipswich Town up next for Reading

1 March 2019

The Royals head east for their next match in the Championship, with the table's bottom side laying in wait this weekend.

Ipswich Town vs Reading
Saturday 2nd March

Portman Road, 3pm kick-off
Sky Bet Championship

Around 1,500 travelling Royals have secured their seat for another crucial Championship match this weekend, with José Gomes and his side hoping for three points that could take them clear of the bottom three in the table.

Paul Lambert and Ipswich's form has experienced a recent upturn, drawing each of their last three games as they look to climb off the bottom of the standings and try a late run for survival.

The Royals, meanwhile, have lost just once in six matches - but Reading manager Gomes has stressed the importance of taking a maximum return at Portman Road on Saturday.

In terms of team news, Gomes will have a similar squad from which to choose after last weekend's home draw against Rotherham United, with midfielder Andy Rinomhota remaining sidelined through injury.

In the reverse fixture back in November, Yakou Méïté struck a brace either side of goals from Gwion Edwards and Freddie Sears, with the Ivorian equalising late on at Madejski Stadium. Ipswich's top scorer, Sears was recently ruled out for the remainder of the season with injury, however, so won't be available for Town's run-in.

One thing is for certain, though. The Royals are going to be very well-supported in Suffolk this weekend, and we will need every person in attendance backing the boys all the way.

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