UK time is: 16:34:51
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Royals prepare for Robins derby

Reading are preparing for their last pre-season friendly in the build up to the new NPower Championship season, against local rivals Swindon Town.

Paolo Di Canio's side were relegated from League 1 last season and it is the first time they have faced the Royals since 2002, in a game which saw 3 red cards dished out.

Simon Church and Mikele Leigertwood are set to miss out through injury but Jimmy Kebe will return after being rested for Bristol Rovers.

Reading fans will also get to see new star signing Bongani Khumalo in action for the first time, with the defender expected to line up alongside Alex Pearce.

Royals boss Brian McDermott has promised fans that he will play his strongest XI against their M4 rivals, which should include Noel Hunt and Andy Griffin, who have both shaken off knocks.

Griffin spoke to the Reading Post and said: "With derby games you have to understand, like certain cup games, that there is that little bit more of an edge to it. It will be interesting, a bit of a battle and I`m looking forward to it."

A good Royals following is expected and the game at the County ground will kick off at 3pm. All tickets are pay on the day, with it being 10 for adults and 5 for U16s and Over 60s.



Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Josh  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 29 2011

Time: 2:25PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Reading Articles

Reading 0 - 3 Forest (Saturday February 28 2015)

Key man watch: Michail Antonio (Saturday February 28 2015)

The Opposition View - Forest (Saturday February 28 2015)

Nottingham Forest (H) Match Preview (Friday February 27 2015)

Team News: Reading vs Forest (Friday February 27 2015)

Royals midfielder growing frustrated (Thursday February 26 2015)

Boss reflects on Huddersfield loss (Wednesday February 25 2015)

Stats: Huddersfield v Reading (Wednesday February 25 2015)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Cardiff 34 10 11 13 -6 41
16. Leeds Utd 34 11 8 15 -9 41
17. Bolton 34 11 7 16 -11 40
18. Reading 34 11 7 16 -16 40
19. Fulham 34 11 6 17 -12 39
20. Brighton 34 8 13 13 -5 37
21. Rotherham 34 8 13 13 -16 37

Breaking League News

RUFC - Praise For Collin And Arnie
Rotherham : 01/03/2015 16:33:00
RUFC - Evans Happy With Teams Character
Rotherham : 01/03/2015 16:25:00
Norwich : 01/03/2015 16:20:00
Rowett: Much Needed Win
Birmingham : 01/03/2015 13:37:00
Kiernan on Brentford Victory
Birmingham : 01/03/2015 13:36:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

When fully fit, who would you prefer up front?
Suggested By:  Josh
Glenn Murray 32%
Pavel Pogrebnyak 20%
Neither - buy a new striker in January 48%