Writer: Steve Guscott
Date:Friday April 16 2010
17th April 2010
With lingering dreams of the play offs fading, its time to get the slippers and pipe out and sit back and enjoy an end of season run in where we don't have to focus on promotion or relegation. It starts with a home game against Peterborough, a full match preview is here....
Royals manager Brian McDermott -
'Every game we`ve been involved in this year I`ve been pretty sure what side would come out and I`ve been right a lot of the time. But Peterborough changed their shape last week against Leicester, so it`s kind of an unknown really.'
Brian Howard -
'As long as I`m playing I`m happy,I would like to get a few more goals, but it`s not the Brian Howard show. It`s a team effort.'
Brynjar Gunnarsson and Zurab Kizhanishvili face late fitness test's on head and knee injuries, with Kalifa Cisse standing by to come into the side if they don't make it.
Matt Mills is serving his 3rd match of a 4 game ban, whilst Ivar Ingimarsson and Noel Hunt remain on the treatment table and are out for the season.
Stand in Royals skipper has been very vocal this week about revenge for the 3-2 defeat we suffered at London Road earlier in the season. He will be keen to make sure he continues his good form in the middle of the park.
Gabriel Zakuani has recovered from a knee injury and is set to take his place at the heart of the defence. Midfielder Lee Frecklington is out though with a hamstring injury.
Brian McDermott has spoken again this week of his desire to bring Mackail-Smith to the Madejski Stadium in the summer, after having a loan bid rejected earlier in the season. The striker is set to lead the line for the Posh in a 4-5-1 formation which would suit our style of play, so he will be keen to put himself in the shop window for a summer move.
Saturday 19th September 2009, Peterborough 3-2 Reading.
Many will expect this to be a walk in the park for the Royals, especially considering our form at the Madejski Stadium since the turn of the year. However Gary Johnson is building a side for next season, and some of his squad are playing for their futures so this will be tough. Our last 4 home games against Peterborough have all been draws, and I think this one will be as well, 1-1.
Tuesday 20th April 2010, Scunthorpe (A)
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 April 16 2010
Poor defending costs Royals first defeat (Wednesday August 20 2014)
Stats: Reading v Huddersfield (Wednesday August 20 2014)
Adkins rues 'shocking' goals (Wednesday August 20 2014)
Reading 1 - 2 Huddersfield (Tuesday August 19 2014)
Key man watch: Nakhi Wells (Tuesday August 19 2014)
Huddersfield (H) Match Preview (Tuesday August 19 2014)
Midfielder set for Madejski move (Tuesday August 19 2014)
Boss positive on ownership situation (Monday August 18 2014)
Player Ratings - Ipswich (H) (Monday August 18 2014)
Youthful Royals get first win (Sunday August 17 2014)
|9. Sheff Wed||3||1||2||0||1||5|
|13. Derby County||3||1||1||1||0||4|
|Fulham v Wolves - Team Sheets
» Fulham : 20/08/2014 19:20:00
|LUFC Leeds Fan View v Brighton
» Leeds Utd : 20/08/2014 19:00:00
|Birmingham City 2-2 Town
» Ipswich : 20/08/2014 18:39:00
|Away From Home: Off Pitch Matters
» Watford : 20/08/2014 18:35:00
|Blackpool 1-2 Bees
» Brentford : 20/08/2014 18:31:00