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Reading Vs Bolton Preview

Reading
vs.
Bolton

The Mad Stad

02/02/08

15.00

There's no doubt about it, this one is definitely a six-pointer as Reading look to get revenge after there embarrassing 0-3 defeat at the Reebok at the beginning of the season.

Both sides are desperate for the points and Reading will be eager to put their dismal form behind them as they look for their first points of the new year.

Vital Quotes:

Steve Coppell talks about grinding out results;

'This is what we're about. Football is not just about good times, and letting them roll.

'It's also having the mental toughness to respond to challenges like this.

I'm certainly ready for it and I hope the players are.'

Reading Team News:

Jimmy Kebe, Glen Little, Michael Duberry and Bryn Gunnarsson all miss out through injury, but Dave Kitson has recovered from illness and Shane Long is back from suspension.

Marek Matejovsky will be hoping for his first start in a Reading shirt.

Player to watch: Marek Matejovsky

If Reading are going to avoid a relegation dogfight, then this man has to play. He came on against Man Utd and Chelsea and looks a very good player.

Reading already have talented strikers who will take opportunites when they come their way, and Matejovsky will add the creative spark the team so desperately needs.

Bolton Team News:

Gary Cahill and Grzegorz Rasiak could make their debuts for Bolton.

El-Hadji Diouf could return if Wanderers' private plane can bring him back from Ghana as Senegal have been eliminated from the African Nations.

Player to watch: Kevin Nolan

With Anelka gone, Bolton are going to have to look elsewhere for a quality player who can lift the team.

Nolan has proved himself to be a top player in recent years and his form could be key to Bolton's survival.

Match Facts & Stats

Reading have won more league games and scored more goals than Bolton this season, yet Bolton are above the Royals.

Reading have lost their last five games, their worst record in the Premier League.

Ref Watch:

Phil Dowd (Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire)

Match Prediction:

I'm dreading every game at the moment, and this one in particular is a must win. If we play like we did against Utd, we will win this comfortably. Saying that, it will probably be a scrappy nervous affair and will be settled by a 96th minute penalty that never was. My prediction: Reading 1-0 Bolton

Next Fixtures:

Everton (a) 09/02/08

Villa (a) 24/02/08


Writer:Chris Kitley
Date:Saturday February 2 2008
Time: 9:03AM

Comments

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0-2!! I'd be genuinely concerned if I was a Royal right now. You guys are in freefall, and it don't look like getting any better. You're too good to go down I know, but haven't we heard that before.
Boro 01
02/02/2008 21:38:00
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I hate to say it but I think you're right. Bolton were very solid today and were far too strong for us.
uroyals
03/02/2008 09:22:00
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I thought you would win this one and even put you down on my fixed odds. Need a win from somewhere and quickly!!
will it ever happen
04/02/2008 20:01:00
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