When : Saturday 5th October, 3.00pm
Where : Ashton Gate, Ashton Road, Bristol, BS3 2EJ, Bristol
Capacity : 27,000
Away Stand : One end of the stadium in the Atyeo Stand
What might I see in the area : Wurzels
JG takes the miserably underperforming shambles of his “team” down to the West Country knowing that yet another shambolic disheartening pile of indeterminate ramblings from his players will leave his tenure in a very delicate place.
Excluding their trip to Brentford (Wednesday), City have lost only one game so far this season so just the sort of we’ll balanced in form and cohesive side you want to visit given the current predicament. They have drawn both of their previous two home games though so maybe better to play them away than at home currently.
The City team are likely to be without Korey Smith, Benik Afobe, Tomas Kalas and Jay Dasilva while Reading have a slight doubt over Blackett and John Swift serving a one match ban following his sending off v Fulham
Steve Martin is back again.
13 April 19 > Reading 2-1 Brentford
13 Feb 19 > Reading 2-1 Blackburn Rovers
22 Dec 2018 > Reading 0-1 Middlesbrough
14 Apr 2018 > Reading 2-2 Sunderland
27 Feb 2018 > Nottm Forest 1-1 Reading
11 Dec 2017 > Reading 2-2 Cardiff City
23 Sep 2017 > Reading 1-1 Hull City
26 Aug 2017 > Birmingham City 0-2 Reading
24 Jan 2017 > Reading 1-0 Fulham
15 Oct 2016 > Queen's Park Rangers 1-1 Reading
15 Mar 2016 > Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Reading
23 Jan 2016 > Reading 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday
19 Sep 2015 > Bristol City 0-2 Reading
25 Mar 2014 > Reading 1-3 Barnsley
Many a season has been shared with the red half of Bristol with this being the 47th league visit to face City.
Reading have amassed 14 wins from the previous 46 games compared to City’s 24. City do have an unfortunate habit of scoring though as they average around 2 goals a game in this fixture.
The last 10 games at Ashton Gate are very even with 4 wins apiece though so it’s not unknown for Reading to sneak something but it is very rare for Reading not to be on the receiving end of a battering no matter what the final score.
How to follow the game
- Get a ticket and travel to the game
- Listen to Radio 5 Live and/or a myriad of other radio stations for score flashes
- Ring/text a mate for updates
- Use an iFollow subscription
- BBC Radio Berkshire (FM : 104.4, 104.1 or 95.4 depending where you are in the area)