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MATCH PREVIEW: READING (H)

22 August 2019

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All the info ahead of Town’s home game vs Reading

- Everything you need to know ahead of Town vs Reading
- A look at José Gomes’ Royals
- Limited tickets available for the game

Huddersfield Town host Reading in the Sky Bet Championship at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday 24 August 2019; 3pm kick off.

Town face The Royals for the first time since their Wembley date in May 2017 which saw The Terriers secure promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history.

Mark Hudson will be on the touchline once more at the John Smith’s Stadium following Jan Siewert’s departure from the Club last week.

As for opponents Reading, they picked up their first win of the season last weekend as they beat Cardiff City 3-0 at the Madejski Stadium. A double from summer signing George Pușcaș and a John Swift effort guided The Royals to three points.

The result was backed up with a point at the Hawthorns against West Bromwich Albion.

TICKETS

There are limited tickets available in the Core Stand Upper and Lower tiers, the Fantastic Media Upper (Family Stand) and in the Chadwick Lawrence Stand, many with good views of the game!

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iFOLLOW HTAFC

Huddersfield Town fans that live outside the UK can purchase an International Match Pass for £5.

Supporters who are in the UK will be able to listen to in-game commentary from the John Smith’s Stadium if they purchase an Audio Match Pass. The audio commentary is also available to those supporters who have monthly or season iFollow HTAFC passes.

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KIT

Town will be wearing their home kit on Saturday. Click here to buy yours!

THE OPPOSITION

Since the 2016/17 season, it has been a contrast in fortunes for the side from Berkshire. The Royals have finished 20th in both 2017/18 and 2018/19. Last season, Reading finished up with 47 points, making them three points better off than the previous season.

Reading began last season with Paul Clement in charge, however, the Manager departed the Club in December 2018. He was eventually replaced by José Manuel Gomes, with the Club in 21st place and above the relegation zone only on goal difference. Gomes steered the Royals clear of the danger zone, enabling him to start afresh this coming season.

It has been a sea of change at the Madejski this summer with a number of arrivals and departures at the Club, with Jose Manuel Gomes looking to mould a squad of his own. He has looked to freshen up the squad with the additions of attacking midfielder Ovie Ejaria from Liverpool FC, forward George Pușcaș from Inter Milan and striker Lucas João from Sheffield Wednesday. The Royals have also added the experience of Charlie Adam and Michael Morrison.

ONES TO WATCH

GEORGE PUȘCAȘ

The 23-year-old swapped Inter Milan for Reading in the summer transfer window. Puscas starred for Romania during the summer’s UEFA U21 Championships, scoring four goals during his team’s run to the semi-finals of the competition. The striker has scored three goals for The Royals so far, notching against Wycombe Wanderers in the Carabao Cup and scoring twice in the win against Cardiff City.

LUCAS JOÃO

The 25-year-old forward joined Reading from fellow Sky Bet Championship side Sheffield Wednesday shortly before the summer transfer deadline. Coincidentally, João notched against his current employers on the first day of the season in The Owls’ 3-1 win over Reading at the Madejski Stadium. The Portuguese forward notched on debut for The Royals in their 2-1 defeat against Hull City.

LIAM MOORE

The defender joined The Royals in the summer of 2016 from Leicester City and has since become a regular fixture in the Reading backline. He won the Player of the Season award in 2017/18 and was named Club Captain prior to the beginning of the current campaign.

TEAM NEWS – TOWN

Mark Hudson will reveal the latest team news in his pre-Reading press conference on Friday.

TEAM NEWS – READING

Striker Yakou Méïté missed Wednesday night’s match against West Brom with a foot problem.

He joins Tyler Blackett and Jordan Obita who are both out injured.


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