UK time is: 00:58:11
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

Royals seal deal for midfielder (Thursday August 21 2014)

Ferdinand gets game time (Thursday August 21 2014)

Player Ratings - Huddersfield (H) (Thursday August 21 2014)

Poor defending costs Royals first defeat (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Stats: Reading v Huddersfield (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Adkins rues 'shocking' goals (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Reading 1 - 2 Huddersfield (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Key man watch: Nakhi Wells (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Huddersfield (H) Match Preview (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Midfielder set for Madejski move (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Y19-Royal 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Reading 1 - 2 Huddersfield
Reading 1 - 0 Ipswich
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Wolves 3 2 0 1 1 6
10. Sheff Wed 3 1 2 0 1 5
11. Ipswich 3 1 1 1 0 4
12. Reading 3 1 1 1 0 4
13. Brentford 3 1 1 1 0 4
14. Derby County 3 1 1 1 0 4
15. Blackburn 3 1 1 1 -1 4

Breaking League News

Cherries travel to Blackburn
Bournemouth : 21/08/2014 20:16:00
Injury update on Ward amp; Francis
Bournemouth : 21/08/2014 20:10:00
LUFC Watford v Leeds United Team News
Leeds Utd : 21/08/2014 20:00:00
Cherries Away Days: Blackburn
Bournemouth : 21/08/2014 19:59:00
Adams Knows What It Means
Norwich : 21/08/2014 19:54:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What area do we need to strengthen most?
Suggested By:  Josh
Goalkeeper 9%
Defence 17%
Midfield 11%
Attack 63%