Reading | Leicester (A) Match Preview
UK time is: 23:24:12
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Leicester vs. Reading

Walkers Stadium

28th August 2010

17:20

On Sky

Leicester (A) Match Preview

The Royals will travel to Leicester on Saturday, for a game live on Sky, with a crippling injury crisis and a squad desperatly short on confidence following our slow start to the season.

We will return to the scene of our greatest ever afternoon, where in March 2006 we gained promotion to the Premier League for the first time in our history. This team is a long way off the players who were on show that afternoon but we will be hoping for a positive result heading into the international break.

Vital Quotes:

Stand in captain Matt Mills -

'Going into the international break with five points will be a lot better than two or three and we`re all aware of that.'


Manager Brian McDermott -

'There`s always an air of impatience about getting any win. We all want to win games. You can`t dwell on that first win though, you have to take each game on its merits and move on.'


Striker Noel Hunt -

'Right now it`s the biggest game of our season and it`s all down to us. The way we`re approaching it is that every game is our biggest game.'

Leicester Team News:

Matty Fryatt is set to return from an achilles injury and DJ Campbell is also back from illness, so those two could lead the line for the Foxes.

Carl Ikeme will start in goal after signig on loan from Wolves as Chris Weale has a shoulder problem.

Player to watch: Lloyd Dyer

Winger Dyer has been out injured but will return this weekend and should take his place back in the side. Former West Brom man is always a threat to any opposition defence, not least one with two makeshift full backs!

Reading Team News:

The Royals are struggling with an ever growing list of injuries which now includes Jem Karacan, Marcus Williams, Michail Antonio and Simon Church following the Carling Cup defeat to Northampton. They join Andy Griffin, Jay Tabb, Ivar Ingimarsson and Chris Armstrong on the treatment table and leave us very stretched, especially in the full back position.

Brynjar Gunnarsson is sure to start whilst youngster Jake Taylor could come into the team for his first league start. Problem is, he is only deputising as a full back and is naturally a midfielder by trade so it will make it even more daunting a prospect for the Welsh under 21 international.

Shaun Cummings and Scott Davies are bothset to be brought in from the cold and will at least be on the bench.

Player to watch: Brynjar Gunnarsson

Icelandic midfielder is worth his weight in gold at the moment with his ability to play in a number of positions. Deputised for Andy Griffin at right back last weekend, and could be moved to left back on Saturday. We could do with him in midfield as well!

Last Meeting

24th March 2010, Leicester 1-2 Reading.

A last minute penalty from Gylfi Sigurdsson gave the Royals all three points back in March. That was our last win away from home in the league.

Match Prediction:

With so many injuries I can't see us getting anything from this game, I will go for a comfortable home win. 2-0

Next Fixture:

Saturday 11th September 2010, Crystal Palace (H)


The Journalist

Writer: Steve Guscott  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 27 2010

Time: 8:25PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

EFL - The Stats Ten Games In (30/9/16) (Friday September 30 2016)

Which Manager Has Spent The Most? (Thursday September 29 2016)

McShane In Team Of The Week (27/9/16) (Tuesday September 27 2016)

Watson In Team Of The Round (26/9/16) (Monday September 26 2016)

Barnsley 1-2 Reading (Tuesday September 20 2016)

Brighton Vs Reading- EFL Cup (Tuesday September 20 2016)

EFL Trophy & Whole Game Solution Update (Saturday September 17 2016)

Disabled Access Issues For Seven? (Friday September 16 2016)

Friday night penalty show (Thursday September 15 2016)

Archived Reading Articles

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

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Bristol City 11 6 2 3 7 20
6. Birmingham 11 5 5 1 5 20
7. Brentford 11 5 3 3 9 18
8. Reading 11 5 3 3 -3 18
9. Sheff Wed 11 5 2 4 -1 17
10. Barnsley 11 5 1 5 5 16
11. Leeds Utd 11 5 1 5 -1 16

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Audio - Gary Caldwell - 'We Had To Dig In At Times'
Wigan : 01/10/2016 21:47:00
Stunning Goal Beats Millers
Rotherham : 01/10/2016 20:46:01
Audio - Benitez Talks Rotherham
Newcastle : 01/10/2016 20:27:00
Audio - Zenga On Norwich Loss
Wolves : 01/10/2016 20:21:00
Audio - Coyle On Birmingham
Blackburn : 01/10/2016 19:39:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What Striker do you want to see here?
Suggested By:  
Dom Solanke 10%
Lewis Grabban 8%
Jamie Mackie 10%
Carlton Cole 7%
Nahki Wells 65%