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MATCH PREVIEW | READING vs CARDIFF CITY

18 March 2016


Venue: The Madejski Stadium
Date: Saturday 19th March
 
City travel east along the M4 this Saturday to take on fifteenth-place Reading at the Madejski Stadium...

THE OPPOSITION


. Our most recent encounter saw Kenwyne Jones and Matt Connolly find the net in a 2-0 home victory in November.   Royals will be confident of a result, having won four and drawn one of our last five meetings with the Bluebirds The

remains side-lined with a long term injury. Aaron Tshibola look set to miss out. Midfielder Lucas Piazon and Chelsea loanee Deniss Rakels is available for selection again following his dismissal against the Eagles, while Latvian forward Jake Cooper Defender

. Crystal Palace, either side of their FA Cup Sixth Round exit at the hands of Brighton and Huddersfield to Berkshire this weekend, looking to improve on recent form which has seen them win just two of their last eleven League matches. The Royals have suffered consecutive Sky Bet Championship defeats to Bluebirds welcome the Reading


CLUB CONNECTIONS



City defensive duo Matt Connolly and Sean Morrison spent time together at the Madejski Stadium. Morrison turned out for the Royals from 2011-2014, making a total of forty-five appearances for the side. Meanwhile, Connolly had a brief spell at the Club in 2012, making six appearances in their promotion year, before joining the Bluebirds.

Reading manager Brian McDermott played for the Bluebirds in the late eighties, and was a major part of the 1987/88 City team that won promotion from the old Division Four. One of his men, Chris Gunter is another who could line up against his former side this weekend. The right-back came through City’s academy before moving on to Tottenham Hotspur, and has featured in all of the Royals’ League and Cup matches this season.

MEMORABLE MEETING


To watch highlights of the Bluebirds' 2-1 victory at Madejski Stadium in 2011 - including Peter Whittingham's world class strike - click on the picture above!

DON'T MISS A MOMENT

TICKETS: Online: www.eticketing.co.uk/cardiffcity Phone: 0845 345 1400

LISTEN: Supporters can listen in live on Cardiff City Player HD* for all the action from Reading vs City.

WATCH: Extended highlights of the match will be available to subscribers of Cardiff City Player HD*

SOCIAL: Live updates from the Madejski Stadium will come via our official Twitter account, @CardiffCityFC.

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