Reading | Stevenage (H) Match Preview
UK time is: 14:37:59
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Reading vs. Stevenage

Madejski Stadium

7th January 2012

3.00 pm KO

Stevenage (H) Match Preview

Both Football League teams put their impressive League forms aside, as Reading enter the FA Cup to face last years opponents Stevange, who are flying high in League One at the moment, currently occupying the play-off positions.

Vital Quotes:

Reading manager Brian McDermott - I`ll pick a team that I think has every chance of winning the game. Their manager Graham Westley knows what he`s doing. He`s a bit different, which I like, and he`s his own man and does things his own way.'

Stevenage manager Graham Westley - 'We know they've changed. Long has moved on, it was obvious when he played against us that he was destined for greatness because he was a real handul. It is an exciting draw.'

Reading Team News:

Defender Andy Griffin could still be out with a back injury, with Ian Harte waiting on standby. It is expected McDermott will name a full strenth side with two extra subs, with Mathieu Manset likely to return to the sideline from injury.

Player to watch: Adam Le Fondre

The prolific has striker has failed to score in 13 consecutive games but will be keen to re-open his account against lower league opposition.

Stevenage Team News:

Chuks Aneke was sent off last week against Leyton Orient so will not be available for this game. This could mean Luke Freeman or Stacy Long could return to the starting XI.

Player to watch: Michael Bostwick

The central midfielder has been in great form as of late, putting in some instrumental performances in the heart of the Stevenage midfield.

Match Prediction:

It will be a tough encounter but if McDermott sticks with his usual FA Cup selection policy (first team) then I can see a hard fought 2-0 win.

Next Fixtures:

Reading - Watford (A) - 14th January - nPower Championship

Stevenage - Rochdale (A) - 14th January - nPower League One


The Journalist

Writer: Josh  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 6 2012

Time: 2:00PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

Norwood Vs Gunter (Saturday June 25 2016)

League Cup Draw Wednesday 1pm (Tuesday June 21 2016)

Reading fans perspective on France (Tuesday June 21 2016)

The Royals linked with 3 players. (Tuesday June 21 2016)

Tshibola in demand (Tuesday June 21 2016)

Eamonn Dolan passes away aged 48 (Tuesday June 21 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

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Baird On The Bench As N.Ireland Out
Derby County : 26/06/2016 14:27:00
Beckford - There's Unfinished Business
Preston : 26/06/2016 13:00:00
Captain Eager To Get Going
Preston : 26/06/2016 12:40:00
Hounded Into Submission
Blackburn : 26/06/2016 12:00:01
Winger's Rovers Return Confirmed
Blackburn : 26/06/2016 11:10:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What Striker do you want to see here?
Suggested By:  
Dom Solanke 11%
Lewis Grabban 8%
Jamie Mackie 11%
Carlton Cole 6%
Nahki Wells 64%