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⬆️ Ahead of the game | Table-topping Baggies in town

All you need to know ahead of the Royals' midweek encounter under the lights

11 February 2020

The unrelenting nature of the season sees Reading roll on to another encounter on Wednesday night, and tests in the Sky Bet Championship don't come much tougher than this...


⚽ Bowen | "We've got to recover and get freshness back into our play"

10 February 2020

Reading vs West Bromwich Albion
Sky Bet Championship
Wednesday 12th February 2020
Madejski Stadium
8pm kick-off

Slaven Bilić and his West Bromwich Albion side moved four points clear at the top of the table after a hard-fought 2-0 win over in-form Millwall at the weekend, in difficult conditions at The Den.

This has seen them open up a gap over fellow automatic promotion hopefuls, Leeds United, and the Baggies will hope to add to their run against the Royals on Wednesday night to try and put further daylight between themselves and the chasing pack.

Several former Royals will return to Madejski Stadium on Wednesday night as well, with Hal Robson-Kanu hoping to lead the line for the Baggies, alongside goalkeepers, Ali Al-Habsi and Jonathan Bond, who are also on West Brom's books.

Mark Bowen has stressed the need for the Royals to get back to winning ways and turning one point into three, with a run of consecutive draws keeping Reading's points total ticking over in the Sky Bet Championship.

In terms of team news, full-backs Chris Gunter and Jordan Obita will be monitored after both had to be withdrawn with injuries against Hull on Saturday, while Andy Yiadom may hope to return to the first team fold after playing more than an hour with our Under-23s against Swansea on Saturday.

We have Midweek Mates Rates available for this match, meaning you can take advantage of a special ticket offer to come and back the boys on Wednesday night - and we'd love to see you here at Madejski Stadium!


Pre-match chat




For full ticket information, including prices and how you can buy online, head here.

Don't forget to take advantage of Midweek Mates Rates for this match!

For midweek fixtures, 2019-20 Season Ticket holders can purchase up to two discounted match tickets for friends and family.

Bring a friend along to watch the Royals in action for just £10 adults and £5 concessions. The offer is available up until 5pm on Tuesday 28th January.

You can also visit our Ticket Office during opening hours or ring 0118 968 1313.


Parking paid on site on arrival on a first-come first-served basis at the cost of £10. There are also other options off site for our fans including buses and Park & Ride.

Please note that contactless payments are now being accepted for matchday parking at Madejski Stadium and the Old Greyhound Stadium.

For details on your full range of travel options, head here.

Match officials


Matt Donohue will be on the whistle on Wednesday night, in his second visit to Madejski Stadium this season, having overseen a 2-1 home defeat against Blackburn in RG2 earlier in the campaign. 

He has also officiated the Royals twice on the road so far in 2019-20, having taken charge of Reading's matches away at Hull and Barnsley in August and December respectively.

Donohue has shown the yellow card 97 times in his 24 matches so far this season, as well as four red cards.

He will be assisted on the night at Madejski Stadium by Adrian Waters and Mark Russell, with Paul Yates between the benches as fourth official.



Food & Drink

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Make sure you follow @bluecollarfood on Twitter to find out their latest news, where they’ll be announcing what fantastic food outlets will be located where for Wednesday night's fixture.

Also, please note that for the 2019-20 season, we are prioritising contactless card payments on kiosks within the concourses at Madejski Stadium - meaning quicker service for all. There will be only one cash till per kiosk so please ensure you have card payment if possible.


As this is a midweek fixture, both UK and international subscribers for iFollow will be able to watch the Royals take on West Bromwich Albion with a live video Match Pass. 

It costs £10 for UK subscribers and the equivalent of £5 for international subscribers, click here for full information of how to buy your Match Pass for this game.

Matchday itinerary and opening times

Fanstore: 9am-10.45pm (approx.)
Ticket Office: 
Jazz Café: 

Fan Zone and Fun Zone open: 
6pm onwards
Gates open: 
Teams announced: 
9.45pm (approx.)

Final F1 bus to Reading Station: 10.41pm


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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