Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Team news - Reading vs Cardiff

Team news - Reading vs Cardiff

It's going to be a chilly Monday night game under the floodlights at the Madejski tonight, we take a look at team news as we welcome high-flying Cardiff City.

Jaap Stam is highly likely to name an unchanged team, as we are enjoying a good spell with a consistent team. The only alternation on the subs bench could be in the inclusion of John Swift, after missing the previous four matches with injury, but Sam Smith is still out injured.

Winger Garath McCleary could also be back in contention soon after returning to training, but is unlikely to be in the squad for a few weeks yet. Jordan Obita remains the only long-term absentee, while Callum Harriott and Joseph Mendes remain sidelined for a while.

Our mate Colin has a few injury concerns to contend with, mainly up top. Hot prospect Rhys Healey is missing, while impressive forward Kenneth Zohore is edging closer to fitness but won't start. Former Royals target Omar Bogle is likely to start after scoring off the bench last week.

Back-up goalkeeper Lee Camp is still sidelined for the Bluebirds, while pacey winger Kadeem Harris is also missing for the away side. Icelandic international Aron Gunnarsson is back in training after an injury lay-off, but is only likely to make the subs bench tonight.

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

Date:Monday December 11 2017
Time: 9:54AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Reading Articles

Talking points after Sunderland

We look at the main talking points following a bitter-sweet draw with Sunderland on Saturday.

Player Ratings - Preston (H)

As our rebirth under Paul Clement continues with another hard-fought home win against Preston, we take a look at the players' ratings from the victory on Saturday.

Who will replace Stam? - The candidates

Now Stam is finally out the door, the looming question is who is going to save us and get us out of this mess? We assess 12 of the potential candidates for the Royals hot seat

Stam gone - so what next?!

The surprising news came through this morning that Jaap Stam has finally left the Royals, due to our dreadful form of one win in 19 games - but what's next with eight games to play?

Reading Archived Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Reading
Write For Vital Reading
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wolves MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Bacuna0%
Sub - Smith0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Reading Fixtures

Write for Vital Football