Writer: Steve Guscott
Date:Tuesday October 19 2010
19th October 2010
The Royals will look to bounce back from the 1-0 defeat at home to Swansea, when we travel to Bristol City on Tuesday night. The home side sit bottom of the table and were beaten by Cardiff at the weekend despite taking a 2-0 lead in the match.
This was expected to be a match up with Reading legend Steve Coppell when the fixtures were announced but his sudden departure in August has left Keith Millen in charge of the Robins, and results have not gone as expected and they have picked up just 6 points so far.
A full match preview is here...
Noel Hunt, who is desperate to start -
'Whatever the manager does we`ll be geared up and ready for a good game at Bristol City. Whatever way the gaffer plays it`s good to have competitive strikers in the squad.'
Defender Zurab Kizhanishvili -
'You have to respect every team before you play, they were 2-0 up and lost on the weekend, but even if I said they might not be at their best, I could be wrong. We just have to be ready for it.
The home will still be without strikers Nicky Maynard and Sam Vokes who remain on the sidelines with knee and hamstring injuries.
Kalifa Cisse could return to the squad after missing the defeat to Cardiff but is only likely to be on the bench against his former club.
The former England number 1 has had a poor start to his City career and the Royals will look to pile more misery on the goalkeeper in this encounter.
Brian Howard looks likely to return to midfield after suspension meaning the ineffective Hal Robson Kanu will be dropped, with Jobi McAnuff moving back to the wing.
Noel Hunt is in line to replace Shane Long, who has not scored from open play this season.
Striker has endured 18 months of injury hell but has declared himself fully fit and desperate to start in this game. I think most Royals fans would love to see him start also.
Reading 2-0 Bristol City, Saturday 13th March 2010
We need to bounce back from the home defeat to Swansea and will be looking to take three points against the leagues bottom side. These kind of games are not easy though and I think we will have to settle for a draw, 1-1.
Saturday 23rd October, Burnley (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:Tuesday October 19 2010
FA Cup Semi-final - Arsenal - Match Preview (Friday April 17 2015)
The Opposition View - Arsenal (Friday April 17 2015)
Team news: Reading vs Arsenal (Friday April 17 2015)
Feders calls for players to enjoy the occasion (Thursday April 16 2015)
Keen: Lots of positives (Wednesday April 15 2015)
Royals unlucky in Bournemouth defeat (Wednesday April 15 2015)
Stats: Reading v Bournemouth (Wednesday April 15 2015)
Clarke doesn't care about upsetting promotion mix (Tuesday April 14 2015)
The Opposition View - Bournemouth (Monday April 13 2015)
Player Ratings - Blackburn (H) (Monday April 13 2015)
|15. Leeds Utd||43||14||10||19||-11||52|
|Latics v Brighton - Big Game Preview
» Wigan : 18/04/2015 08:05:01
|LUFC Six players pull out of Leeds squad
» Leeds Utd : 18/04/2015 08:04:00
|LUFC On This Day - April 18th
» Leeds Utd : 18/04/2015 07:35:01
|Karanka so proud
» Middlesbrough : 17/04/2015 22:51:01
|Boro return top with superb victory
» Middlesbrough : 17/04/2015 22:27:01