UK time is: 10:17:38
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Reading vs. Bristol City

Madejski Stadium

26th December 2010

15:00

Bristol City (H) Match Preview

Christmas time can mean only one thing - Boxing Day football!! The Royals welcome Bristol City to the Madejski Stadium and will be looking for revenge for a 1-0 defeat back in October at Ashton Gate.

A full match preview is here...

Vital Quotes:

Royals loanee Mikele Leigertwood -

'I actually scored against Bristol City last Boxing Day for QPR, so I`m hoping that is a good omen. It would be nice to score and what better time to do it than at Christmas?!'


Alex Pearce on rewarding his boot boy! -

'All the lads sort their boot boys out as they`re much appreciated. I`ve got Angus MacDonald doing mine and he does a great job for me.'



Reading Team News:

The Royals have an almost fully fit squad to choose from with only fringe player Scott Davies out injured. Brynjar Gunnarsson has returned to training, as has Ivar Ingimarsson, and Brian McDermott has plenty of options to choose from.

However he could opt to keep the same squad that beat Derby with Shane Long expected to beat a bout of flu to take his place upfront.

Player to watch: Alex Pearce

The defender has fought his way back into the team and is looking composed at centre back alongside Matt Mills. Will be looking to continue that against Bristol City.

Bristol City Team News:

The visitors will be without Liam Fontaine who is struggling with an ankle injury whilst long serving defender Louis Carey is ill so may miss the game.

Player to watch: Brett Pitmann

Striker was signed from Bournemouth in the summer and struggled initially to find a place in the team. However he is now leading the line for Keith Millen's side and has found the net in recent weeks.

Last Meeting

Tuesday 19th October, Bristol City 1-0 Reading.

Match Prediction:

I'm going for a home win, we played well at Derby and I expect us to follow that up here. Reading 2-0 Bristol City

Next Fixture:

Tuesday 28th December, Hull (A)




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 December 24 2010

Time: 11:20AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

Stats: Cardiff v Reading (Saturday November 22 2014)

Cardiff 2 - 1 Reading (Saturday November 22 2014)

Cardiff (A) Match Preview (Friday November 21 2014)

Key man watch: Peter Whittingham (Friday November 21 2014)

McCleary ready to play (Thursday November 20 2014)

The Opposition View - Cardiff (Thursday November 20 2014)

Akpan set for surgery (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Derby to pounce on Royals striker? (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Midfielder out for two weeks (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Further minutes for Royals duo (Monday November 17 2014)

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
Reading 3 - 0 Fulham
Reading 0 - 1 Charlton
Leeds Utd 0 - 0 Reading
Cardiff 2 - 1 Reading
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading
Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Reading

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Cardiff 18 7 5 6 1 26
12. Forest 17 6 7 4 3 25
13. Sheff Wed 17 4 9 4 -2 21
14. Reading 18 6 3 9 -6 21
15. Leeds Utd 17 5 5 7 -4 20
16. Huddersfield 17 5 5 7 -6 20
17. Fulham 18 5 4 9 -5 19

Breaking League News

Crooks; One Loan Ends As Another Starts
Huddersfield : 22/11/2014 10:14:00
Sean Scannell Extends Terriers Deal
Huddersfield : 22/11/2014 10:08:00
Reading : 22/11/2014 10:00:00
Trip To Portman Road To Be Televised
Derby County : 22/11/2014 10:00:00
Pool welcome Nosworthy
Blackpool : 22/11/2014 09:34:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Prediction for the Cardiff game?
Suggested By:  Josh
Win 29%
Draw 14%
Loss 57%