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When Tuesday 9 January 2001, 7.45pm kick-off
Who and Where Hereford United (Away, Edgar Street, LDV Vans Trophy Round Two)
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Team news

Reading will be without Phil Parkinson who is suspended for this game after picking up too many yellow cards so far this season. Viveash, who was suspended against Millwall on Saturday, will be available for selection. Pardew may give a couple of fringe players a game.

Reading - from: Whitehead, Newman, Viveash, Hunter, Robinson, Caskey, Smith, Cureton, Rougier, Butler, Hodges, Igoe, Howie, Gurney, Mackie, Jones, Evers, Tyson, Gamble

Hereford United - from: Cooksey, Clarke, Wright, Wall, Sturgess, Rodgerson, Robinson, Snape, McIndoe, Elmes, Williams, Bull, Quiggin, Gardiner, Giddins, Moran.

Form Guide

After Reading's defeat on Saturday against Millwall the Royals remain in sixth place in Division Two.

Hereford are currently fourth in the Conference table after two away defeats and one home win out of the last three league matches. On Saturday Hereford went down 0-1 at Northwich. The week before they beat Chester 2-0 at home. Hereford's most impressive recent result was in the First Round of the LDV Vans trophy - a 4-0 thrashing of Yeovil at Edgar Street with goals from Williams, Snape, Clarke, and Quiggin.

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Previous Meetings 

Reading's previous meetings with Hereford came when Hereford were in the old fourth Division along with the Royals. That was before Reading established themselves as a Division Two side (old Division Three) and before Hereford eventually found themselves dropping out of the Football League.

The last time the two sides met however was in the LDV/Autowindscreens/Leyland DAF/Sherpa Van/ or whatever is was called trophy back in the 1988/1989 season for a midweek match at Elm Park. Reading went out of the trophy 2-3 despite goals from Adie Williams and Trevor Senior. Before that our previous meeting was also in a cup competition in the FA Cup in December 1985 with the Royals 2-0 winners at Elm Park. Two seasons before that, during the 1983/1984 season, Reading managed to beat Hereford twice at home (once in Division Four and once in the FA Cup) and draw 1-1 away.

Match Odds Reading are favourites for victory once again against the Football Conference side.

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The following are returns on a one pound bet:
Reading win: 1.72
Draw: 3.60
Hereford win: 3.75

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