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Bristol City (H) Match Preview

Reading
vs.
Bristol City

Madejski Stadium

28th January 2012

3.00 pm KO

With the majority of other Championship teams in this weekends fourth round of the FA Cup, it have a perfect opportunity for these two sides to face off at the Madejski Stadium. Reading have tailed off after having a decent run, while the Robins are looking for their fourth win in five games.

Vital Quotes:

Reading manager Brian McDermott - 'There have been a lot of things going on which have been really important to the club - which I've obviously been involved in as well, but the most important thing is that we concentrate on the Bristol City game. We want to create a real big atmosphere, the most important thing now is that everything is out.'

Bristol City boss Derek McInnes - 'There's been a lot made this week about the investment being injected into Reading and that will be good news for them. If things are going well off the pitch then it can usually transform itself on to the pitch and really galvanise everybody.'

Reading Team News:

Reading have had some growing injury concerns of recent but will be boosted by the fact that Jimmy Kebe has returned to full fitness following his knee injury. However, captain Jobi McAnuff is a doubt, while Mikele Leigertwood is definately out with a thigh problem. Striker Mathieu Manset has a hamstring problem, so Jason Roberts could deputise.

Player to watch: Jason Roberts

The former Bristol Rovers won't get the best reception from the away side but will be keen to prove a point in the colours of blue and white. Brings a new element to the Royals team.

Bristol City Team News:

Despite the ongoing transfer saga of striker Nicky Maynard, he will play some part in the match. However, the duo of Marvin Elliot, Liam Fontaine and Ryan Taylor will certainly be unavailable. Midfielder Cole Skuse should have recovered from a dead leg.

Player to watch: Albert Adomah

The pacey and powerful winger was a huge problem for the Royals in the reverse fixture and will be sure to cause Ian Harte a lot of problems at the back.

Reverse fixture:

Bristol City 2 - 3 Reading

Adomah (23) McAnuff (72)

itman (29) Le Fondre (75)

Manset (90+4)

Match Prediction:

The Robins have seen a very good revival under Derek McInnnes but following the takeover and signings, the Royals players and fans should be buzzing. 3-1 win.

Next Fixtures:

Reading - Doncaster (A) - Saturday 4th February - nPower Championship

Bristol City - Leeds (H) - Saturday 4th February - nPower Championship


Writer:Josh
Date:Friday January 27 2012
Time: 4:38PM

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