UK time is: 22:15:27
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Reading vs. Doncaster Rovers

Madejski Stadium

12th September 2009

15:00

Doncaster Rovers (H) Match Preview

After an untimely international break, the Royals welcome Doncaster to the Madejski Stadium looking to build on the fine win over Barnsley in our last game. With a host of new signings, competition for places is rife and the youngsters who have impressed so far this season will be looking to keep hold of their places ahead of some experienced new boys.

New boy Brian Howard :

'I know it is a very young squad here, but the gaffer has brought in some experienced players over the last couple of weeks and hopefully the quality youngsters we have and the experience those players bring will blend together.'

Reading Team News:

Brendan Rodgers must decide who will take over the right back slot after Liam Rosenior's departure with Julian Kelly and new signing Shaun Cummings desperate to come in. That could well be the only change from the win over Barnsley with Brian Howard, Darren O'Dea and Gregorz Rasiak left on the bench.
Jobi McAnuff is definitly out with a back injury and Ivar Ingimarsson is still not match fit despite featuring in the last 2 reserve games.

Player to watch: Alex Pearce

With the signing of Darren O'Dea and Ivar Ingimarsson closing in on a return to fitness, the young vice captains place is at threat. Will need more performances like he put in at Barnsley to secure his spot.

Doncaster Rovers Team News:

New loan signing, from Sheff Utd, Billy Sharp will got straight into the Rovers side and will be joined by new Wales cap Brian Stock who made his debut at the Millenium Stadium on Wednesday night against Russia. A former Wales, and Reading, player John Oster will make his return to the Madejski Stadium after joining Doncaster on a short term deal.

Player to watch: John Oster

Feel's he wasn't given enough credit for what he did in his spell at the Madejski Stadium but was involved in the squads that won the Championship in 2006 and then impressed so much in the Premier League in 2007. Will be keen to impress in this one.

Last meeting

The Royals travelled to the Keepmoat Stadium back in March still in the hunt for an automatic promotion place but left it late to snatch three points, with Dave Kitson scoring a superb winner.

Ref Watch:

Saturdays official will be Phil Gibbs who has never refereed the Royals or Doncaster. He officiated 24 games last season showing 67 yellows and 3 red cards.

Match Prediction:

We have not won at home since January and Rovers come into this game on the back of a fine win over early season pace setters Cardiff. However I can see us snatching the win, perhaps with a late goal 2-1

Next Fixture:

Wednesday 16th September: Cardiff (H)




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Steve Guscott  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 11 2009

Time: 10:43AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Key man watch: Shaun Maloney (Friday April 18 2014)

The Opposition View - Wigan (Thursday April 17 2014)

Team news: Wigan vs Reading (Thursday April 17 2014)

Midfielder frustrated with red return (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Player Ratings - Leicester (H) (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Stats: Reading v Leicester (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Adkins satisfied with crucial point (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Reading 1 - 1 Leicester (Monday April 14 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Q.P.R. 42 21 10 11 15 73
5. Wigan 42 20 10 12 17 70
6. Brighton 43 17 14 12 12 65
7. Reading 43 17 13 13 10 64
8. Ipswich 42 17 13 12 8 64
9. Bournemouth 43 17 11 15 -1 62
10. Blackburn 43 15 16 12 3 61

Breaking League News

Rovers remain in relegation dogfight
Doncaster : 18/04/2014 21:36:00
Ten Owls wide awake as Cherries dream falters
Bournemouth : 18/04/2014 21:33:00
Doncaster : 18/04/2014 21:24:00
One to Watch - Riyad Mahrez
Q.P.R. : 18/04/2014 21:13:00
Rovers disappoint again
Blackburn : 18/04/2014 19:59:00
Leicester City v QPR - Match Preview
Q.P.R. : 18/04/2014 19:25:00
Howe: We are hugely disappointed
Bournemouth : 18/04/2014 19:19:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Prediction for the Leicester game?
Suggested By:  Josh
Win 17%
Draw 30%
Loss 53%