When : Tuesday 20th October 2020, 8pm
Where : Madejski Stadium, Reading, RG2 0FL
Capacity : 24,161
It's banana skin time for one of the joint league leaders. Wycombe Wanderers at home. Most fans would see this as a home banker but we know there's no such thing in football so everyone again has to be wary and give Wycombe the respect they deserve.
Wycombe haven't had a great start and already look like they may be doomed to very quickly return whence they came as the season hasn't been kind to the Chairboys so far with the club suffering 5 losses from 5 games. However the team has been carrying a number of injuries and a few suspensions already and Gareth Ainsworth’s boys have now scored a goal so things could be beginning to improve for them.
The squad at Wycombe has seen former Reading youth players Andre Burley and Uche Ikpeazu join during the transfer window as well as the experienced one time Reading target Daryl Horgan from Preston. In addition Josh Knight (Leicester) and Dennis Adeniran (Everton) have arrived on season long loans. In addition Adebayo Akinfenwa is very near a return after a knee injury so there is may well be one challenge there for the Reading defence.
On the Reading front Swift, Yiadom and Araruna remain sidelined and it is hoped that nothing untoward has been picked up at Middlesbrough, especially now that the games start hitting at a fast and furious pace with this being the 2nd game of 7 to be played in just 21 days before the next international break!
For the record, after scuppering Reading’s perfect start, Middlesbrough could do a big favour for the club on Tuesday by denting Bristol City’s challenge a bit further.
07 Mar 20 > Birmingham City 1-3 Reading
08 Feb 20 > Reading 1-1 Hull City
18 Aug 19 > Reading 3-0 Cardiff City
09 Mar 19 > Reading 3-2 Wigan Athletic
26 Dec 18 > Millwall 1-0 Reading
02 Oct 18 > Reading 0-1 Queens Park Rangers
28 Feb 18 > Reading 1-3 Sheffield United
19 Sep 17 > Reading 0-2 Swansea City (LC)
07 Mar 17 > Reading 0-0 Newcastle United
26 Dec 16 > Reading 3-1 Norwich City
29 Oct 16 > Reading 2-0 Nottingham Forest
06 Aug 16 > Reading 1-0 Preston North End
15 Sep 15 > Reading 0-1 Derby County
Here's a rarity, Reading have a 100% home record against Wycombe in the league, true it's only 4 games but it's still something to hope the club can hang onto. All previous games came at Division 3 level over the 4 successive seasons between 1998 and 2001 and in each game Reading scored twice while Wycombe have managed only 2 goals across all 4 games. The last couple of games played have also seen clean sheets for Reading.
How to follow the game
- Red button should be back for this one (starts 19:55hrs)
- 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)