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Preview: Reading v Rovers

Rovers make a midweek trip to Berkshire on Wednesday evening

13 February 2019

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Rovers are back on the road tonight, looking to get back to winning ways against Reading.

Here’s our guide to the game…


The Blues currently sit in 13th position in the Sky Bet Championship table, with 43 points from 31 games. 

Saturday’s defeat at the hands of Bristol City has left Tony Mowbray's side seven points adrift of the play-off positions. 

Rovers came back from two goals down to draw with Reading near the start of the season. Charlie Mulgrew netted two second-half penalties to snatch a point at Ewood. 

As always, we'll be bringing you team news and live updates on the game via social media. Fans can follow all the action on our official Twitter account, with kick-off scheduled for 8pm. 


Corry Evans is set to return to the side after missing the game against the Robins.  

Aside from Darragh Lenihan, Jacob Davenport, Ben Gladwin and Dominic Samuel, Mowbray has a full squad to choose from for the journey down to the Madejski Stadium.


Reading sit in the relegation zone but are only one point from safety. 

The Royals are on a three-game run of consecutive draws – drawing blanks against Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa after taking a point from their clash with Bolton Wanderers.

They have a new man in the dugout since our last encounter, with Portuguese manager José Manuel Gomes taking the reins after Paul Clement’s departure at the start of December.


Tickets for the game are available to buy from Ewood until 11am on Wednesday. 

They will then be available from Reading's South Stand Ticket Office, between gates 9 and 10, from 6:30pm. They will accept cash and card payments. 

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