Writer: Chris Kitley
Date:Sunday February 24 2008
The Madejski Stadium
I will be bringing you the action live on Fanzone as Reading play host to high flying Villa, in yet another must win game for the Royals.
Reading have yet to win since their impressive 3-1 victory over Liverpool in December, Villa on the other hand are having a very impressive season and are currently 6th in the table.
With the majority of results going Reading's way yesterday, today would be a perfect opportunity for the Royals to take a bit of pressure of themselves. But after losing seven games in a row, it is not going to be easy for them to stop the rot.
Kevin Doyle on Reading's chances of picking up three points;
'It's a good chance for us against Villa and we've been poor away but we've been good at home.
'We beat them last year so why can't we beat them this season.'
Reading have 27 players to choose from, with only Glen Little and Brynjar Gunnarsson unavailable for selction.
The Czech international has really shown his class since joining the Royals and he has the ability to change a game with a killer pass.
Villa welcome back Gabby Agbonlahor who has been missing through injury.
He is big and strong and his ariel presence will be a constant threat to the shaky Reading defence.
Reading are without a point since drawing with West Ham on Boxing Day.
Villa have avoided defeat in 9 of their last 10 games.
Martin Atkinson (Yorkshire)
This is a must win for Reading, but at the moment it is very hard to see us beating anyone. My prediction: Reading 1 Villa 1
Man City (h) 08/03/08
Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!
Date:Sunday February 24 2008
Defender delighted with new deal (Thursday December 12 2013)
Under 21s pick up friendly win (Thursday December 12 2013)
'I'm ready to start' says Royston (Wednesday December 11 2013)
Contracts galore signed yesterday (Wednesday December 11 2013)
Vital poll: Player most likely to leave in January (Tuesday December 10 2013)
Injury update: Six still out (Tuesday December 10 2013)
Royston glad to be back in the fold (Monday December 9 2013)
Player Ratings - Bournemouth (H) (Monday December 9 2013)
Royals drawn away in FA Cup (Monday December 9 2013)
Lacklustre Royals beaten by Bournemouth (Sunday December 8 2013)
|3. Leicester City||19||12||2||5||10||38|
|4. Derby County||19||10||4||5||14||34|
|8. Leeds Utd||19||9||3||7||6||30|
|Watford youngster joins Wealdstone on loan
» Watford : 13/12/2013 00:15:00
|What The Boss Said - NK Maribor 2 Latics 1
» Wigan : 12/12/2013 23:46:00
» Wigan : 12/12/2013 23:23:00
|Stadium Plans Announced
» Q.P.R. : 12/12/2013 22:57:00
|LUFC McDermott to speak with Diouf in January
» Leeds Utd : 12/12/2013 21:31:00
|LUFC McDermott was keen to keep Blackstock
» Leeds Utd : 12/12/2013 21:13:00
|McDermott - Pugh role model for those not playing
» Leeds Utd : 12/12/2013 20:48:00