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Assombalonga at the double as Forest hold off Reading fightback

Posted Saturday, April 22, 2017 by PA1 hits

Reading's fightback fell short as a Britt Assombalonga double earned Nottingham Forest a 3-2 win at the City Ground.Assombalonga struck either side of half-time before Mustapha Carayol put the Reds three up by the 54th minute.But Jaap Stam's promotion contenders almost staged a dramatic recovery as goals in the 58th and 74th minutes from Yann Kermorgant gave the visitors hope.But struggling For...Full Story »

Nottingham Forest vs Reading - Defensive duo set to boost Nottingham Forest

Posted Saturday, April 22, 2017 by PA10 hits

Relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest could welcome back defenders Matt Mills and Armand Traore when they host high-flying Reading. Both players missed Monday's defeat at Cardiff due to injury, with centre-back Mills suffering with a quad problem and full-back Traore nursing an ankle. Forest striker Ross McCormack, who has missed the last month, is not expected to play again this season afte...Full Story »

Reading 2 - 1 Rotherham United: Reading hit back to beat Rotherham and close on Championship play-off position

Posted Monday, April 17, 2017 by PA1 hits

Reading came from behind to beat relegated Rotherham 2-1 and move a step closer towards securing a Sky Bet Championship play-off place. The Millers took a surprise lead midway through the first half when Tom Adeyemi poked home from close range. However, Reading improved after the break and clinched the win with goals from substitute Lewis Grabban and John Swift. The Royals had recovered from ...Full Story »

Reading vs Rotherham United - Jaap Stam set to stick with winning line-up

Posted Monday, April 17, 2017 by PA17 hits

Reading boss Jaap Stam may retain the same line-up that won 3-1 at Aston Villa as they look to consolidate their Sky Bet Championship play-off position. Jordan Obita returned to the starting XI after recovering from a leg problem while striker Joseph Mendes scored twice on his first league start of the season. Defender Tiago Ilori was an unused substitute on his return from a knee injury and c...Full Story »

Falkirk 2 - 2 Reading: Falkirk hit back twice to draw with St Mirren

Posted Saturday, April 15, 2017 by PA4 hits

Falkirk came from behind twice to secure a 2-2 Ladbrokes Championship draw with St Mirren. The visitors went ahead after just five minutes when the ball dropped to Rory Loy inside the penalty box from John Sutton's cross and he drilled into the net. But the hosts pulled themselves level after 20 minutes when James Craigen played the ball across goal and Lee Miller latched onto it and made no m...Full Story »

Aston Villa 1 - 3 Reading: Reading bounce back from Norwich mauling to down Aston Villa

Posted Saturday, April 15, 2017 by PA6 hits

Joseph Mendes scored twice as Reading tightened their grip on a play-off place with victory over Aston Villa. The striker marked his full league debut with a brace in a 3-1 win to lift the Royals - who recovered from last week's 7-1 thumping at Norwich - to fourth in the Sky Bet Championship. Mendes, signed from Le Havre last summer, had previously made just nine substitute appearances in the...Full Story »

Aston Villa vs Reading - Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia set to be fit to face Reading

Posted Saturday, April 15, 2017 by PA9 hits

Aston Villa could have leading scorer Jonathan Kodjia back for the home game with Reading after he returned to training. Kodjia lasted only 36 minutes of the 1-1 draw with Burton before limping off and was replaced by Scott Hogan but has since returned to training with the Villa first-team squad. Hogan, who has been out with an ankle injury, could start against Reading if Kodjia is not fit eno...Full Story »

Norwich City 7 - 1 Reading: Reading stumble in promotion race as rampant Norwich hit seven

Posted Saturday, April 08, 2017 by PA1 hits

Reading looked anything but a side challenging for promotion to the Premier League as they suffered a humiliating 7-1 defeat at the hands of a rampant Norwich side. The Canaries saw their outside chances of making the Championship play-offs all but snuffed out by a 3-0 defeat at Huddersfield in midweek but they were magnificent on their return to Carrow Road, while being aided and abetted by so...Full Story »

Norwich City vs Reading: Norwich duo Mitchell Dijks and Ivo Pinto back from suspension for Reading clash

Posted Saturday, April 08, 2017 by PA12 hits

Norwich will have defenders Mitchell Dijks and Ivo Pinto available again following suspension for the visit of play-off chasing Reading. Republic of Ireland international Wes Hoolahan missed the midweek defeat at Huddersfield with a thigh problem, while midfielder Graham Dorrans is being assessed due to an ankle injury. Youssouf Mulumbu returned to the bench against the Terriers after recoveri...Full Story »

Reading 3 - 1 Blackburn Rovers: Kermorgant braces keeps boosts Reading's play-off bid

Posted Tuesday, April 04, 2017 by PA6 hits

Reading strengthened their Championship play-offs chances with a comfortable 3-1 victory over lowly Blackburn. Two headers from French striker Yann Kermorgant, taking his goal tally for the season to 13, gave Reading a 2-0 lead at half-time. Relegation-threatened Blackburn rallied after the interval and Elliott Bennett gave them hope when making it 2-1 13 minutes from time. But Reading respon...Full Story »

Reading vs Blackburn Rovers - Jordan Obita and Danny Williams could miss out for Reading

Posted Tuesday, April 04, 2017 by PA11 hits

Reading will check on the fitness of Jordan Obita and Danny Williams ahead of the visit of Blackburn. Full-back Obita went off injured during Saturday's 1-0 win over play-off rivals Leeds and was replaced by West Ham loanee Reece Oxford. Midfielder Williams completed the 90 minutes but twisted his ankle at the end and will also be assessed. Defender Paul McShane missed out at the weekend with...Full Story »

Reading 1 - 0 Leeds United: Kermorgant strike sinks Leeds as Reading leapfrog play-off rivals

Posted Saturday, April 01, 2017 by PA14 hits

Leeds surrendered fourth place in the Championship to Reading when they were beaten 1-0 by their play-offs rivals at Madejski Stadium. Reading went in front midway through the first half when Yann Kermorgant latched on to a loose ball on the edge of the area and lashed home an unstoppable drive. Leeds, previously unbeaten in seven matches, went closest through Pablo Hernandez in the first half...Full Story »

Reading vs Leeds United - Reading trio set to feature against Leeds

Posted Saturday, April 01, 2017 by PA11 hits

Reading hope to have Jordon Mutch, Liam Kelly and Paul McShane back for the visit of fellow Championship promotion hopefuls Leeds. Kelly and McShane have recovered from hamstring problems which forced them out of international duty with the Republic of Ireland. Mutch is also available following a hamstring injury, but boss Jaap Stam still has a lengthy list of absentees. Deniss Rakels (ankle)...Full Story »

Sheffield Wed. 0 - 2 Reading: Reading move up to fourth with big win over Sheffield Wednesday

Posted Friday, March 17, 2017 by PA10 hits

Reading moved up to fourth in the Sky Bet Championship with a crucial 2-0 victory over play-off rivals Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough. Goals from Yann Kermorgant and Adrian Popa helped the Royals leapfrog Leeds, their next opponents on April 1, following only their second win in six matches. Wednesday have now only won one of their last six games and occupy sixth place, just a point abo...Full Story »

Sheffield Wed. vs Reading - Fernando Forestieri set to miss out as Owls also struggle in defence

Posted Friday, March 17, 2017 by PA16 hits

Sheffield Wednesday could be without Fernando Forestieri and three central defenders for Friday's Sky Bet Championship game at home to Reading. Striker Forestieri missed last week's defeat at Aston Villa due to a knee problem and could be sidelined for several weeks. Vincent Sasso starts a three-game ban following his dismissal against Villa, Glenn Loovens will be assessed after being forced o...Full Story »

Preston North End 3 - 0 Reading: Tom Barkhuizen scores twice as Preston close in on play-off places

Posted Saturday, March 11, 2017 by PA1 hits

Tom Barkhuizen's double helped Preston secure a 3-0 win over Reading as their march towards the Sky Bet Championship play-offs continued. The ex-Morecambe striker gave the Lilywhites the lead while Daryl Horgan doubled Preston's advantage before the break, and Barkhuizen added his second shortly after the restart. Preston are now only six points off the top six and Barkhuizen has notched four ...Full Story »

Preston North End vs Reading - Defensive concerns for Preston ahead of Reading clash

Posted Saturday, March 11, 2017 by PA9 hits

Preston head into the Reading game with the same concern over their right-back area. Simon Grayson cannot call on Tyias Browning and Calum Woods (both knee). while Alex Baptiste (knee) and Marnick Vermijl (hernia) remain absent until after the international break. Defender Andy Boyle should have done enough to retain his place after the Irishman impressed on his debut at Derby in midweek. Joh...Full Story »

Reading 0 - 0 Newcastle: Reading hold Championship leaders Newcastle to stalemate

Posted Tuesday, March 07, 2017 by PA17 hits

Championship leaders Newcastle United dropped two points in an entertaining 0-0 draw at fellow promotion chasers Reading. Newcastle, now unbeaten in 11 league matches, had the better of the first half, with Matt Ritchie's 20-yard effort striking a post. But Reading improved after the break, with Garath McCleary going close with a couple of deflected drives that flew narrowly wide. He also hit ...Full Story »

Reading vs Newcastle - Garath McCleary to be assessed ahead of Newcastle clash

Posted Tuesday, March 07, 2017 by PA16 hits

Reading will assess Garath McCleary ahead of the visit of Sky Bet Championship leaders Newcastle. The winger did not feature in the squad for Saturday's win over Wolves because of knee and abdominal problems which are being carefully managed. Romanian international Adrian Popa made his full debut at the weekend, so could retain his place in midfield, while Joey van den Berg and John Swift also...Full Story »

Reading 2 - 1 Wolves: Paul McShane heads Reading back to winning ways against Wolves

Posted Saturday, March 04, 2017 by PA1 hits

Reading ended a poor run in the Championship with a hard-fought 2-1 home win over Wolves to boost their play-off hopes. After a dour first half, Reading went ahead three minutes into the second period when Yann Kermorgant was slightly fortunate to divert in a miscued effort from Danny Williams. Wolves, still battling to steer clear of relegation, equalised two minutes later when Ben Marshall g...Full Story »

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