When : Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 7.45pm
Where : City Ground, Nottingham, NG2 5FJ
Capacity : 30,445
Away Stand : One side of the lower tier of the Bridgford Stand
What might I see in the area : Robin Hood
After the poor attack showing at Millwall, which has seen many proclaiming all talk of the play offs is nonsense, comes the “second leg” against the tricky trees.
Forest are due to pick up their next three points tomorrow when Luton go a visiting the City Ground so the lads from Nottingham will have one day less rest before taking to the field in this one.
Just as before Lewis Grabban remains the major threat and is the chap that needs to be denied all opportunity. As we saw last week the likes of Sow and Ameobi also have a tendency to make a nuisance of themselves and combined Forest have great threat though I think they are a tad iffy in defence. Forest are very slightly a poorer team at home than they are away so perhaps there maybe something Reading can exploit.
Injuries for Reading read just the same as before currently with no Joao and no Yiadom available. Some will be hoping there’s a new lump of a striker joining in the next few days but we all know really that any inward moves to the club won’t happen until late in the window.
Lastly, be wary if you’re hoping to go to the game as there is a light rain shower expected on Nottingham on Tuesday night....
David Webb (not the Chelsea/QPR legend) is scheduled to be whistling during this one.
20 Oct 2018 > Reading 3-1 Millwall
29 Nov 2014 > Norwich City 1-2 Reading
24 Aug 2013 > Blackpool 1-0 Reading
01 Nov 2011 > Nottingham Forest 1-0 Reading
05 Dec 2009 > Sheffield Wednesday 0-2 Reading
21 seasons shared thus far with the tricky trees. 5 wins to show against Forest’s 12 and only 1 point from the last 5 visits so quite a challenge lies ahead in this one.
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