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When Tuesday 30 January 2001, 7.45pm kick-off
Who and Where Swansea City (Away, The Vetch, LDV Vans Trophy, Round 3 South)
Ticket Info

Tickets are cheap as anything and available on the night - standing only.
Adults: 5

Food and Beer.

The Vetch, Swansea.
There's a great pub guide up on the unofficial Swansea Site:
Pub Guide

By Car:
From Reading get straight on the M4 and head West until Junction 42. Exit the motorway and follow signs towards Swansea City Centre/Mumbles. Drive into the City centre and follow signs to Mumbles which will lead you onto Oystermouth Road. The ground is behind the prision!
The unofficial Swansea site reckons there's car parking to the left of the traffic lights just after passing the prison.
Click here for route planning and latest travel information from the RAC

By Train:
The train station, Swansea High Street, is a 5-10 minute walk to the ground - walk down the high street turn right into Oxford Road and walk to the end and you'll see the ground on the left.

By Coach:
If you are a member of RFSC you may wish to check the travel details for this game.

Team news

Reading - from: Whitehead, Newman, Viveash, Hunter, Gray, Caskey, Jones, Murty, Rougier, Igoe, Parkinson, Cureton, Butler, McIntyre, Smith, Hodges, Howie.

Swansea City - from: Freestone, Jones, Smith, O'Leary, Howard, Thomas, Price, Romo, Casey, Lacey, Jenkins, Savarese, Cusack, Bound, Boyd.

Form Guide

Like Reading, Swansea were out of action on Saturday. Before that Swansea managed a 2-2 home draw against Peterborough but followed that up by a 1-5 stuffing at Walsall in the league. In their second round LDV game Swansea put Bournemouth out - 1-0 at Dean Court.

Reading have won three games away from home in the league this season and one in the previous round of the LDV trophy. Reading's last league win remains the 2-0 victory over Bury in October - but since then we've drawn three league matches at beaten Hereford at their place in the LDV.

View Latest Second Division Table and Form Table

Previous Meetings 

Reading wins: 27
Draws: 9
Swansea City wins: 24
Figures include League, FA Cup, and League Cup only.

The last time the two sides met was earlier this season when Reading were in their shit hot home form. Swansea were demolished at the Madejski Stadium by 5 goals to 1:

2000/2001 Season:
23 September 2000: Reading 5 Swansea City 1
Click on the result for match reports.

Match Odds

Odds available at William Hill, where you can get £25 back on your first bet:
Reading win: 5/4
Draw: 12/5
Swansea win: 8/5

Predictions We'll probably go out of this trophy so we can concentrate on the league!
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Opposition Site Swansea City AFC
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