Reading

Also known as: The Royals

Ground: Madejski Stadium

Capacity: 24,161

Year Formed: 1871

Website: www.readingfc.co.uk 

FootyMad Site: www.reading-mad.co.uk

Manager: Jaap Stam (since 13th June 2016) P: 54 W: 29 D: 10 L: 15

Odds to win the League: 25/1. Odds for Promotion: 15/2 Odds For Top Six Finish: 3/1 Odds for Relegation: 10/1 (as of 31st July)

Summer 2017 Transfers: (Up to 31st July)

In:

Pelle Clement, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Vito Mannone.

Out:

Dominic Hyam, Craig Tanner, Deniss Rakels (loan), Tariqe Fosu, Jonathan Bond (loan), Jack Stacey, Niall Keown, Andrija Novakovic (loan), Danzell Gravenberch, Roeselare (loan), Yakou Meite (loan), Ali Al-Habsi, Terence Vancooten, Dominic Samuel, Jake Cooper, Paolo Hurtado.

RELEASED:

Harrison Bennett, Aaron Kuhl, Stuart Moore, Joe Tupper, Sean Long, Jack Denton, Harry Cardwell, Danny Williams, Zak Jules.

 

2016-2017:

League (Championship): W: 26 D: 7 L: 13 F: 68 A: 64 GD: +4 Points: 85

Home Record: W: 16 D: 5 L: 2 F: 35 A: 16 (Division rank: 2nd)

Away Record: W: 10 D: 2 L: 11 F: 33 A: 48 (Division rank: 6th)

Pos: 3rd

Play-Offs:

13/05/17 Fulham (Tom Cairney 65) 1-1 Reading (Jordan Obita 53)

16/05/17 Reading (Yann Kermorgant pen 48) 1-0 Fulham

28/05/17 Huddersfield 0-0 Reading

Reading lose 4-3 on penalties.

 

Top Scorer: Yann Kermorgant (19)

Worst Discipline: Danny Williams (10 yellows, 1 red)

 

FA Cup: Third Round

Manchester United (Wayne Rooney 7, Anthony Martial 15, Marcus Rashford 75, 79) 4-0 Reading

League Cup: Fourth Round

Arsenal (Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 33, 78) 2-0 Reading

 

Last Five League Positions: 3rd (Championship), 17th (Championship), 19th (Championship), 7th (Championship), 19th (Premier League)

 

Head To Head v Barnsley: W: 28 D: 18 L: 26

Last season v Barnsley:

11/02/17 Reading 0-0 Barnsley

17/09/16 Barnsley (Adam Armstrong 81) 1-2 Reading (Garath McCleary 9, John Swift 27)

Last Five Results v Barnsley: drew 0-0, won 2-1, lost 3-1, drew 1-1, won 4-0.

Meet in 2017-2018 on: Tuesday 12th September at Madejski Stadium & Saturday 30th December at Oakwell.