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Reading vs. Blackpool

Madejski Stadium

24th March 2012

3.00pm KO

Blackpool (H) Match Preview

It will be a good encounter at the Madejski Stadium, as promotion chasing Reading take on a Blackpool side, who currently occupy fifth position in the play-off places.

Vital Quotes:

Reading manager Brian McDermott - 'It's a day when we need our fans and everyone. We all have the same aim, all going in one direction. We've had that for a long time, and off the back of disappointment on Tuesday we need to bounce back. Our supporters can help us and I'm sure they'll create a really good atmosphere and the players will respond.'

Blackpool defender Ian Evatt - 'We're looking forward to it. It'll be good going there and playing on a nice big pitch and I feel like we're coming into a bit of form in the last couple of games and hopefully we can go there and hurt them.'

Reading Team News:

Reading are going to be without striker Jason Roberts who has suspectly pulled his hamstring. New signing Benik Afobe is only likely to make the bench, with Simon Church starting with Noel Hunt up front.

Player to watch: Benik Afobe

The on-loan Arsenal striker is only likely to be named on the bench for tomorrow's game but could prove to be the needed impact later in a close affair.

Blackpool Team News:

Striker Roman Bednar picked up an injury in Blackpool's game with Leicester and is definately out. This could pave the way for new signing Stephen Dobbie to go straight into the Seasiders team for tomorrow's game.

Player to watch: Thomas Ince

The son of England legend Paul, has been in some fine form for Ian Holloway's side. He is a very clever, pacy winger with a good left foot.

Match Facts & Stats

Blackpool 1 - 0 Reading

McManaman (55)

Ref Watch:

Fred Graham

Match Prediction:

The Tangerines defence has proved to be a tad shaky at times, but their overwhelming attack balances it out. I'm going for a score draw, 2-2.

Next Fixtures:

Reading - West Ham (A) - Saturday 31st March - nPower Championship

Blackpool - Southampton (H) - Saturday 31st March - nPower Championship




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