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🐦 Ahead of the game | Robins rocking up under the lights

All you need to know ahead of Bristol City's visit

28 January 2020

The Royals are back in action in RG2 on Tuesday night, with the Sky Bet Championship train rolling on with the visit of Bristol City...


🗣️ Bowen | "We've got enough ammunition to hurt them"

27 January 2020

Reading vs Bristol City
Sky Bet Championship
Tuesday 28th January 2020
Madejski Stadium
8pm kick-off

Reading go into Tuesday night's encounter against the Robins with just one loss in their last 12 matches in all competitions, but having been without a match for 10 days, Lee Johnson's side come into the match fresh and raring to go again.

This gap for the Robins came as a result of their Championship match at the weekend being postponed due to involvement in the FA Cup for their scheduled opponents on the day. In that gap, the Royals have played twice - a well-earned 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest being backed up with the same scoreline against Cardiff in RG2 over the weekend.

Having rotated his starting line-up for the Emirates FA Cup tie at the weekend, Mark Bowen is expected to ring the changes once more as Reading get back to league action.

The only new absentee on the night will be Tom McIntyre, whose sending off at the weekend has seen the young defender suspended for this match. He will be available again for Friday night's trip away to Cardiff, however.

City won their last game against Barnsley, but their push for the play-offs has stuttered somewhat over the last month or two - losing six of their last 10 matches in all.

They did beat the Royals in the reverse fixture back in October, though, so Mark Bowen's men will have a point to prove under the lights on Tuesday night if they are to keep climbing the table.


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


On the whistle on Tuesday night will be James Linington, in his third visit to Madejski Stadium so far this season. Mr Linington oversaw Reading's opening day defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in RG2, as well as the Royals' 1-0 win over QPR on Boxing Day.

The official has also refereed Bristol City once this season, sending off striker Famara Diédhiou as the Robins fought for a 2-1 win over Charlton Athletic back in October.

Mr Linington will be assisted on the night by Akil Howson and Steven Meredith on the touchlines, with Craig Hicks on the board 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 Tuesday 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.

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


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