Lillis preparing his chargers for Reading
Huddersfield Town’s busy schedule continues on Tuesday night with a trip to unbeaten Reading.
The Royals have picked up four points from their opening two Sky Bet Championship matches and also recorded a convincing 3-1 victory over Newport County in the Capital One Cup.
Their campaign began with a 2-2 draw at Wigan, which had it not been for James McArthur’s last minute strike, would have been a victory. Shaun Cummings and the now departed Sean Morrison scored for Nigel Adkins’ men.
Three different players in Pavel Pogrebnyak, Nick Blackman and youngster Craig Tanner netted against County, whilst 22 year-old Jake Taylor scored in Saturday’s victory at home to Ipswich Town.
Following the loss of striker Adam Le Fondre to Cardiff in the summer, Reading have recruited Nottingham Forest’s attacking duo Jamie Mackie (loan) and Simon Cox (signing). Former QPR and Sunderland defender Anton Ferdinand followed shortly on a free transfer from Turkish side Antalyaspor.
However, Ferdinand is a doubt after missing the weekend’s victory with illness, whilst Hal Robson-Kanu, Danny Williams, Jem Karacan (all knee), Garath McCleary (back) and Danny Guthrie (calf) are all likely to miss Tuesday night’s clash.
Reading’s team vs Ipswich (4-3-3):
Adam Federici; Michael Hector, Shaun Cummings, Alex Pearce, Chris Gunter; Jordan Obita, Hope Akpan, Jake Taylor; Simon Cox, Pavel Pogrebnyak, Nick Blackman
Town’s last visit to Reading – in late March this year – got off to the perfect start when Nahki Wells rolled Sean Morrison and fired the Terriers into a fourth minute lead.
Pogrebnyak levelled the tie three minutes later from the spot though, after Keith Stroud had harshly adjudged Tommy Smith to have fouled.
Town were the dominant team throughout with Wells and Danny Ward a constant threat for the Terriers.
Ticket info & pay on the day
Tickets for this game will remain on sale at the John Smith’s Stadium until 5pm on Monday 18 August – full info HERE.
A limited number of tickets will be available on match day at the Madejski Stadium from the away end, however prices will increase to £30 adults, £22 over-65s and 17-21 year-olds and £10 under-16s.
The advertised Family Area ticket prices will not be available on the day.
Coach travel is still available at £21.50 per person, with coaches leaving PPG Canalside at 2pm.