Reading get back to action at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon - and it's not against Cardiff this time!
Reading vs Hull City
Sky Bet Championship
Saturday 8th February 2020, 3pm
Following Tuesday night's run to extra time and penalties in the Emirates FA Cup, recovery has been the order of the day for the Royals as they gear up for league action once again, with Hull City visiting Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
For Reading, there is the added incentive with the knowledge that a win would see the Royals leapfrog their opponents in the Championship table.
But the Tigers have shown themselves to be something of a bogey team for the Royals over the years, though, with last season's win at Madejski Stadium being Reading's only win over Hull in 11 attempts.
Grant McCann's side come into the weekend needing a response, too, after a 5-1 defeat at home to promotion-chasing Brentford last time out - their fifth defeat in succession in all competitions.
This run has seen Hull fall away from the promotion reckoning for now, but they know that three points against the Royals would be a way back up the table as they hope to revive their push for the top six.
For the Royals, Liam Moore and Tom McIntyre are both expected to be fit to return for the weekend, having both missed the midweek FA Cup tie at Cardiff with injury - but Andy Yiadom, Lucas João and Matt Miazga remain sidelined.
Meanwhile, January signings, Felipe Araruna and Ayub Masika will both be eligible to make their Royals debuts at the weekend, and could be among the Reading squad for the first time.
For full ticket information, including prices and how you can buy online, head here.
You can also visit our Ticket Office during their 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.
Andy Davies will be overseeing proceedings at Madejski Stadium for the second time this season, after officiating Reading's 3-0 hammering of Cardiff City back in August.
The experienced referee is in his seventh season on the whistle in Championship football, and his last match was a dramatic encounter in which he brandished a red card for Derby's Max Lowe, as the Rams lost 3-2 to relegation-threatened Luton Town 10 days ago.
Mr Davies will be assisted on Saturday by Daniel Leach and Geoffrey Russell on the touchlines, with Ryan Atkin in reserve as fourth official.
Food & Drink
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 the first 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.
EFL clubs united in tackling discrimination
The EFL and EFL Clubs are united in tackling discrimination and prejudiced behaviour in all its forms and are reminding supporters that no forms of abuse will be tolerated ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.
Everyone attending or taking part in a football match has the right to feel safe, valued and included and supporters are therefore being reminded of the positive steps that can be taken on matchdays.
The EFL have suggested a protocol for supporters to follow if you ever find yourself needing to report discrimination of any form at a match, which you can find by clicking here.
Matchday itinerary and opening times
Fanstore - 9am - 5.45pm (approx.)
Ticket Office - 9am - half-time
Hospitality - 12.30pm - 6.15pm
Jazz Café - 12pm - 6pm
Fan Zone and Fun Zone open - 1pm onwards
Gates open - 1.30pm
Teams announced - 2pm
Kick-off - 3pm
Full-time - 4.45pm (approx.)
Final F1 bus to Reading Station - 5.41pm
Subscribers to iFollow will be able to listen to Saturday's match, either with an Audio Match Pass for the cost of £2.50, or with an Audio Monthly Pass, where you can listen to every Reading match for £4.49 per month. Click here for all your options.
Please note, this match will not be available to watch live for UK or international subscribers on iFollow, due to its selection for broadcast by Pitch International.
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.