UK time is: 19:18:57
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Blackpool vs. Reading

Bloomfield Road

3rd December 2011

3.00 pm KO

Blackpool (A) Match Preview

Blackpool return back to the seaside on the back of a 2-0 loss to Leicester City as they face Brian McDermott and his Reading side, who are a decent run, winning three of their last four games.

Vital Quotes:

Blackpool defender Ian Evatt -

I think we were a little bit off the pace against Leicester. We created a few good opportunities but our final ball wasn't what it usually is. It's unfortunate that we seem to be picking up a few injuries as well.'

Reading boss Brian McDermott - 'That was one of the things we talked about and you can see the way they still play football. Ian [Holloway] has talked himself about how he changed his philosophy, travelled around and looked at a lot of different managers and coaches in Europe so we know the way we play. They play really good football; it's never an easy to going there.'

Blackpool Team News:

Midfielder Jonjo Shelvey was recalled by Liverpool so he will not be available to Ian Holloway. Blackpool also have defence worries as Alex Baptiste has a hamstring problem, while Craig Cathcart has a thigh worry. Chris Basham and Ian Evatt could also be unavailable.

Player to watch: Kevin Phillips

The little maestro causes a handful for any defence with his clever play and anticipation. Has a point to prove to his manager.

Reading Team News:

Reading will definitely be without captain Jobi McAnuff who picked up his fifth booking of the season against Peterborough. Left back Joseph Mills should be fit but McDermott could stick with Ian Harte irrespective of his fitness. Noel Hunt, Jem Karacan and Mikele Leigertwood have knocks but should recover in time.

Likely Reading XI: Federici, Cummings, Pearce, Gorkss, Harte, Kebe, Leigertwood, Karacan, Robson-Kanu, Hunt, Le Fondre

Player to watch: Hal Robson-Kanu

The Welsh international scored a wonderul goal against Peterborough on Tuesday night and is expected to replace Jobi McAnuff in the team. Will also have a point to prove to his manager.

Match Prediction:

Blackpool have a good attack but their defence could be hindered by injuries slightly, so I will go for us to sneak a 2-1 win.

Next Fixtures:

Blackpool - Southampton (A) - 10th December - nPower Championship

Reading - West Ham (H) - 10th December - nPower Championship




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: Josh  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 2 2011

Time: 3:18PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

The Opposition View - Middlesbrough (Friday August 29 2014)

Team News: Middlesbrough vs Reading (Friday August 29 2014)

McCarthy set to join QPR (Thursday August 28 2014)

Player Ratings - Scunthorpe (A) (Thursday August 28 2014)

Royals to face Rams in next round (Thursday August 28 2014)

Gaffer pleased to progress in cup (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Stats: Scunthorpe v Reading (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Royals overcome Scunny cup test (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Adkins: Senior players let us down (Monday August 25 2014)

Archived Reading Articles

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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Y19-Royal 2

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Forest 4 - 0 Reading
Reading 1 - 2 Huddersfield
Reading 1 - 0 Ipswich
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Birmingham 4 1 2 1 -1 5
17. Ipswich 4 1 1 2 -1 4
18. Wigan 4 1 1 2 -1 4
19. Reading 4 1 1 2 -4 4
20. Huddersfield 4 1 1 2 -5 4
21. Leeds Utd 4 1 0 3 -6 3
22. Bolton 4 0 1 3 -5 1

Breaking League News

What The Bosses Say - Latics v Birmingham
Wigan : 29/08/2014 18:56:00
Team News Derby v Ipswich
Ipswich : 29/08/2014 18:22:00
Team News: Rotherham v Brentford
Brentford : 29/08/2014 18:19:00
How Dare Magath Round On Al Fayed?
Fulham : 29/08/2014 17:32:00
City Sign Odjidja-Ofoe
Norwich : 29/08/2014 17:20:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What area do we need to strengthen most?
Suggested By:  Josh
Goalkeeper 11%
Defence 15%
Midfield 10%
Attack 64%