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Long jaunt down the M4 up next for José Gomes' side

27 September 2019

Reading's time on the road continues at the weekend. With this being the 12th match of Reading's season so far in all competitions, Saturday's game will be the eighth away from Madejski Stadium...

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27 September 2019

Swansea City vs Reading
Saturday 28th September 2019, 3pm
Liberty Stadium
Sky Bet Championship

The test awaiting them further down the M4 is a tough one, too. Swansea City have started the season in fine fettle, under the guidance of new manager, Steve Cooper.

Cooper is in his first role as the manager of a senior team, having been appointed following a successful spell as boss of England's Under-17s. Such has been the quality of his start to life with the Swans, Cooper was given the Championship Manager of the Month award for August.

Swansea were also in Carabao Cup action in midweek against Premier League opposition in Watford, going out after a 2-1 defeat at Vicarage Road.

But their league form has been the class of the field at the start of the campaign, sitting in 2nd place behind Leeds United on goal difference alone, losing just once in their opening eight matches.

Despite that, they are yet to win in three matches in September. Their only league defeat away at Nottingham Forest was followed by a goalless stalemate away at Bristol City, before Tuesday's loss against Watford.

For Reading, a positive performance against Wolves on Wednesday will leave José Gomes with decisions to make regarding his starting line-up for the weekend.

A total of 10 changes were made for the Royals in midweek, with several starters at Molineux hoping to keep their place for the weekend's test away from home.

It's certain to be another close Championship encounter in Wales, and with possible inclement weather expected, it will be a stern test for the Royals to bring three points back to the Royal County on Saturday evening.

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Tickets

Please head to our online Ticket Office here.

Tickets for this fixture are on advance sale until midday on Friday 27th September:

  • Adults: £30
  • 65 & Over: £17.50
  • Full-Time Student (With valid ID): £17.50
  • 17 & Under: £15

Travel

While the Liberty is 150 miles from the Madejski, you're unlikely to have a simpler journey in terms of directions this season. Based on a trip from Madejski Stadium, head onto the M4 at J11, and stay on it until J45. Come off the motorway onto the A4067, go straight over two roundabouts and then the Liberty Stadium will be on your left.

Disabled Access Guide

Swansea’s Disabled Supporters Guide is available here.

Weather

SWANSEA WEATHER

Simple advice for this one: layer up. Weather warnings are in place for strong winds and heavy rain in the morning. This is due to die down slightly in the afternoon, but gusty conditions are expected at the Liberty during the match, with a chance of rain later on.

Reminder

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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