Writer: Chris Kitley
Date:Saturday August 30 2008
The Madejski Stadium
Neil Warnock returns to the Madejski Stadium for the first time since he got a pasting from Reading coach Wally Downes.
Warnock, affectionately known as Colin due to a rather unfortunate anagram of his known, is not the most loved man in Berkshire and will get a rather frosty reception from Wally and the Reading faithful.
Warnock's Palace haven't started the season too brightly and have yet to win in the league.
The Royals have had a mixed start to the season with a win, a loss and a draw and will hope to kick start their promotion campaign at the expense of Warnock's side.
New Royals signing Chris Armstrong on Palace boss Warnock:
'Some people love him, some people hate him but he was always good to me. I was with him at Bury then he took me to Sheffield and gave me five years there so I will always thank him for that.
'Whatever the game is he's up for it, that's how he is and it will be no different on Saturday. He's a character.'
Ibrahima Sonko has joined Stoke so he will be replaced by either Alex Pearce or Andre Bikey.
New signing Chris Armstrong could make his debut at left back and Jem Karacan could replace the injured Kalifa Cisse in midfield.
Noel Hunt will be hoping for his first league start for the Royals after an impressive display in midweek.
The summer signing looked very lively in the League Cup on Wednesday, scoring one, creating three. If he starts today he will cause Palace a lot of problems.
Crystal Palace midfielder Shaun Derry and forward James Scowcroft return from one-match bans.
Julian Speroni returns in goal, while Sean Scannell and Neil Danns are injury doubts.
Palace midfielder Ben Watson could miss out as Warnock lets him rot in the reserves until he decides on his future.
Whenever I've seen Soares he's looke dlike a quality player and if he's on top form today he could be a match winner for Palace.
Palace have yet to score this season, there only goals coming in the win over Hereford in the League Cup.
I think we're going to struggle away this season, but we should be ok at home. My prediction: Reading 2-1 Palace
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Date:Saturday August 30 2008
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