Date:Friday October 21 2011
22nd October 2011
Brian McDermott takes charge of his 100th game as Reading manager as league leaders visit the Madejski Stadium with both teams unbeaten in the past three games
Reading manager Brian McDermott - 'The most important thing is to go into this game in the right frame of mind, which we will, it's a game we're really looking forward to, League leaders coming to town, a big crowd, it's one we will relish.'
Saints boss Nigel Adkins - 'Now we are in the Championship there are a lot of other big teams with aspirations of getting promoted, so we are not alone. There is a long way to go and we are well aware of that, we have our noses in front at this moment in time and we have to endeavour to stay there for as long as possible.'
Reading captain Jobi McAnuff should be fit after recovering from an ankle knock which kept him out of Tuesday nights Derby game. Jay Tabb has recovered from his concussion but is unlikely to be risked.
The striker is starting to show his prolific goalscoring-self in the Championship. Scored two good goals against Derby on Tuesday.
Saints midfielder Adam Lalana will be available for Nigel Adkins, as he has recovered from a foot problem. Defender Radhi Jaidi is a long-term absentee, while Lee Barnard has only come back into training.
The flair-ridden striker has been in hot form this season, being the Championship's joint top goalscorer with nine goals.
Despite Southampton being a top outfit, I reckon we could sneak a 2-1 win.
Reading - Crystal Palace (A) - 29th October - Championship
Southampton - Crystal Palace (A) - 25th October - Carling Cup Round 4
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 October 21 2011
Brighton 1 - 1 Reading (Saturday March 8 2014)
Key man watch: Leonardo Ulloa (Saturday March 8 2014)
Vital poll result: Fans want Drenthe to start (Saturday March 8 2014)
Brighton (A) Match Preview (Friday March 7 2014)
The Opposition View - Brighton (Friday March 7 2014)
Team news: Brighton vs Reading (Friday March 7 2014)
Royals international round-up (Thursday March 6 2014)
Drenthe speaks out on team omission (Thursday March 6 2014)
Seven first teamers away on international duty (Wednesday March 5 2014)
Kuhl delighted with Anfield victory (Wednesday March 5 2014)
|3. Derby County||34||18||7||9||17||61|
» Brighton : 08/03/2014 17:55:00
» Birmingham : 08/03/2014 17:27:00
» Q.P.R. : 08/03/2014 17:18:00
|Brighton 1 - 1 Reading
» Reading : 08/03/2014 17:06:00
» Doncaster : 08/03/2014 17:01:00
|Rovers sign Feeney
» Blackburn : 08/03/2014 15:02:00
|DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Huddersfield Town Teams
» Doncaster : 08/03/2014 14:04:00