UK time is: 13:34:35
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Royals lose to Stevenage in friendly encounter

Reading were on the end of a 2-0 defeat to Stevenage at the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday afternoon, having named a strong starting XI.

The Reading line-up was a very strong one, with three of the four defensive backline being in the Championship winning side last season. There was also a place for the returning Danny Guthrie, as well as Russian international Pavel Pogrebnyak. The visitors Stevenage also named a very strong line-up, having not played at the weekend.

It was a rather uneventful first half, with Noel Hunt forcing a save from the opposition keeper in the opening exchanges. The away side did take the lead in this encounter just before the half time mark though, as an effort was unluckily deflected into Stuart Taylor`s goal. Into the second half, Stevenage scored a second to seal the game.

Both Danny Guthrie and Pavel Pogrebnyak were brought off with injury worries in the second period, so are unlikely to play a major part in this weekend`s game with Southampton. This pretty much implies that McDermott is going to keep the same XI for the game against Southampton, with Chris Gunter still struggling with an injury problem.

Reading: Taylor, Arnold, Gorkss, Pearce, Harte, McCleary, Gunnarsson, Guthrie, Samuel, Hunt, Pogrebnyak

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:Tuesday December 4 2012

Time: 4:00PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
bit embarressing?
LeFondle18
Report Abuse
06/12/2012 17:06:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

Clarke addresses contract situation (Saturday April 18 2015)

The Opposition View - Arsenal (Friday April 17 2015)

Team news: Reading vs Arsenal (Friday April 17 2015)

Keen: Lots of positives (Wednesday April 15 2015)

Royals unlucky in Bournemouth defeat (Wednesday April 15 2015)

Stats: Reading v Bournemouth (Wednesday April 15 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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. eddie55 2

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Leeds Utd 44 14 10 20 -12 52
17. Bolton 44 13 12 19 -9 51
18. Fulham 44 13 10 21 -20 49
19. Reading 42 12 11 19 -20 47
20. Brighton 44 10 16 18 -8 46
21. Rotherham 43 10 14 19 -22 44
22. Millwall 43 9 13 21 -30 40

Breaking League News

BWFC: Mix 'Em Up
Bolton : 19/04/2015 13:13:00
Charlton Triumph at The Valley.
Charlton : 19/04/2015 12:45:00
Chelsea Interested in Bettinelli
Fulham : 19/04/2015 11:03:00
Boss hopes team will use cup run to spring on
Reading : 19/04/2015 11:00:01
Kit on Seaside Victory!
Fulham : 19/04/2015 10:56:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Prediction for the Cardiff game?
Suggested By:  Josh
Win 51%
Draw 33%
Loss 16%