Writer: Chris Kitley
Date:Friday March 7 2008
The Mad Stad
Reading look to continue their impressive run of one win in their last game as they host an out of form Manchester City.
The Royals broke their horrific run of eight straight defeats as they battered Middlesbrough 1-0 at the Riverside on Saturday.
Now with City missing a couple of key players, the Royals will see this as a perfect opportunity to drag themselves out of the relegation zone and possibly reach the dizzy heights of 13th.
Sir Steve after the Royals finally won a game;
'I hope now we are back on track but we need confirmation of that with a good performance on Saturday.
'With ten games to go we know what we've got to do. Now we have to mount a consistent run of form and link wins together, make sure we're in this division next season.'
Emerse Fae misses out due to having malaria.
Bryn Gunnarsson is still injured and Michael Duberry and Graeme Murty may not be fit enough to return.
Kitson hasn't been in form recently and was dropped for the game at Boro. He should be recalled to the starting line up and will have something to prove.
Elano has been cleared to play.
Micah Richards is injured and Martin Petrov is suspended.
If the Brazilian is 100% fit he will be a big thorn in Reading's side.
Reading are in terrific form after winning their last game.
City have won just one of their last seven league games.
Reading did the double over City last season, but City could do the double over the Royals this term, having won the reverse fixture 2-1.
Uriah Rennie (Sheffield, Yorkshire) Oh dear...
If Reading can get a win they could go as high as 13th, with Newcastle away at Liverpool. City are missing some key players and after a dip in form this could be the best time to play them. My prediciton: Reading 2 City 0
Liverpool (a) 15/03/08
Birmingham (h) 22/03/08
Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!
Date:Friday March 7 2008
Pearce shocker costs Royals in another defeat (Saturday November 22 2014)
Adkins slams poor away form (Saturday November 22 2014)
Stats: Cardiff v Reading (Saturday November 22 2014)
Cardiff 2 - 1 Reading (Saturday November 22 2014)
Cardiff (A) Match Preview (Friday November 21 2014)
Key man watch: Peter Whittingham (Friday November 21 2014)
McCleary ready to play (Thursday November 20 2014)
The Opposition View - Cardiff (Thursday November 20 2014)
Akpan set for surgery (Wednesday November 19 2014)
Derby to pounce on Royals striker? (Tuesday November 18 2014)
|13. Sheff Wed||18||4||10||4||-2||22|
|16. Leeds Utd||18||5||5||8||-5||20|
|Video: Brighton Highlights
» Norwich : 24/11/2014 12:00:00
|Norwich 3 Brighton 3 (Report)
» Brighton : 24/11/2014 11:53:00
|Jackett to approach Leicester
» Wolves : 24/11/2014 11:00:00
|The Valley of Despair
» Charlton : 24/11/2014 10:30:00
|Watch Jacob Murphy's Cracking Free Kick
» Norwich : 24/11/2014 10:28:00