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Reading Hope For Nine From Ten Against Ipswich

02 February 2016
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Transfer deadline came and went yesterday with no incoming signings and just the single outgoing player on loan. There had been rumours about a goalkeeper coming in on loan, and rumours of interest in Danny Williams and Jake Cooper. However rumours remained nothing more than that and Reading have the same squad today as they did yesterday, with the exception of academy graduate Dominic Hyam going out to League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge on a one month loan. It was the quietest transfer deadline day for a while for Reading, but it wasn't disappointing unlike the end of some transfer windows, after the club had already suggested they were not looking to add any new players. If anything the day was a success as Reading held on to all their players.

Reading travel to promotion hopefuls Ipswich Town tonight to resume league action after more FA Cup success. Brian McDermott has seen his Reading side drop out of contention for anything, with the exception of the cup, over the past few weeks. We have dropped to 15th in the Championship table, but in reality there is no side more midtable than the Royals right now. Meanwhile, the home side are just two points outside the play off places and their fans will see this fixture as a near certain three points to take them back into the top six.

Aaron Tshibola made a very brief return from injury in the FA Cup against Walsall on Saturday but only lasted ten minutes before having to leave the field with a hamstring problem. After failing to successfully return Tshibola looks set for further weeks out of action before being tried again. After missing out on Saturday due to being cup tied Yann Kermorgant and George Evans will be back in contention. McDermott will have tough choices to make on including those players back in the starting eleven after his side finished so strongly in the 4-0 win over Walsall. Deniss Rakels is still waiting for his International clearance to come through and will not be eligible to play this evening.

Reading's recent record against Ipswich Town is remarkable. Out of our last nine encounters, stretching back to September 2010, we've won 8 and lost just one. Earlier this season Ipswich were crushed 5-1 by Reading thanks to a hatrick from new-signing-now-departed Orlando Sa.

Match Report Archive: Reading -v- Ipswich Town

DATE COMPETITION OPPOSITION SCORE REPORT
11 September 2015 Championship Ipswich (HOME) W: 5-1 Read report...
21 February 2015 Championship Ipswich (Away) W: 1-0 Read report...
16 August 2014 Championship Ipswich (HOME) W: 1-0 Read report...
25 January 2014 Championship Ipswich (Away) L: 0-2 Read report...
03 August 2013 Championship Ipswich (HOME) W: 2-1 Read report...
31 December 2011 Championship Ipswich (HOME) W: 1-0 Read report...
26 November 2011 Championship Ipswich (Away) W: 3-2 Read report...
08 March 2011 Championship Ipswich (Away) W: 3-1 Read report...
28 September 2010 Championship Ipswich (HOME) W: 1-0 Read report...

 

Discussion On This Story:

 Ian Royal

» 31 Jan 2016 11:09

......................... Al-Habsi
... Gunter.. McShane.. Cooper.. Obita
.................. Williams.. Norwood
HRK.................... Vydra................... Quinn
........................Kermorgant

Bond, Keown, Hector, John, Rakels, Piazon, Evans

 P!ssed Off

» 31 Jan 2016 11:41

.......................... Al-Habsi
Gunter..Ferdinand .. Cooper.. Obita
.....................Hector.. Norwood
HRK....................Williams................... Quinn
.............................Vydra

Keown, McShane, Evans, John, Rakels, Piazon, Kermorgant

 WoodleyRoyal

» 31 Jan 2016 11:55

...........................Al habsi
Gunter mcshane ferdinand cooper obita
.............Williams Norwood Quinn..............
..............................vydra...............................
..........................Kermorgant. ......................

 windermere_royal

» 31 Jan 2016 12:09



Plenty of width there

 Ian Royal

» 31 Jan 2016 12:45



Plenty of width there
Ceetainly is from the wing backs. Though I'm not sure Gunter's brave enough to take the risks necessary to carry the threat up the right. Obita is on the left.

Still, odd to change from the emerging system and drop the MotM from the last game

 Hendo

» 31 Jan 2016 13:12



Hard to argue with this to be honest.

 Kuhl_Runnings

» 01 Feb 2016 15:37

GK - Al-Habsi
RB - Gunter
CB - McShane
CB - Cooper
LB - Obita
RM - Robson-Kanu
CM - Williams
CM - Norwood
LM - Quinn
ST - Vydra
ST- Kermorgant

Subs - Bond Ferdinand Hector Evans Piazon John
Rakels

I think Kermorgant and Vydra would be a fantastic partnership, and I would also start Ola John but then again he is a brilliant impact sub.

 RoyalJames101

» 01 Feb 2016 15:57



This.

If it ain't broke...

 Platypuss

» 01 Feb 2016 16:04

Ipswich had a day off Saturday, so i can the attraction (to Brian) in freshening us up in a couple of areas.

 wingnut

» 01 Feb 2016 16:37



This.

If it ain't broke...
Except I wouldn't be surprised if Brian swapped Evans for Hector in that.

 Gordons Cumming

» 01 Feb 2016 16:50

After Ipswich, for home games on the bounce.

 howser

» 01 Feb 2016 17:22

Will Al Habsi be available romorrow night with his recent family bereavement ? also has the hastle with Rakels clearance been concluded ?


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