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Reading Look To Build Run Against Huddersfield
23 September 2016
By Hob Nob Anyone?
Huddersfield Town travel to Reading this weekend hoping to retain or extend their position at the top of the table. Huddersfield have set the early pace in the Championship this season and are two points clear at the top with eight games played. The Terriers last league outing was a 2-1 home win over QPR - but they were beaten at Brighton ten days ago as they picked up their first league defeat of the season. In contrast the Royals were victorious at Brighton midweek in the League Cup to set up a fourth round away tie at Arsenal.
Reading are seven places behind Huddersfield in the table, but are on a run of 7 games unbeaten in all competitions. That run has included five victories as Reading continue to put an average start to the season behind them and the form continues to pick up. The last two victories have come at a price however, with the Royals playing the entire second half of both games with ten men after Garath McCleary and Tyler Blackett picked up first half red cards in our previous two games. Both of those players will be suspended for the visit of Huddersfield. Their absense shouldn't give manager Jaap Stam too much of a headache as he has successfully shuffled his squad around for League Cup success and has plenty of possibilities to pick from. Deniss Rakels and Yakou Meite are still out injured.
Reading certainly look a different team this season with their new breed of possession football. The patience is starting to pay off with results starting to go our way. After some reasonably low attendances so far this season, things could be up in both the league table and fans through the turnstiles this weekend. Fans will be hoping for some home goals though after our last home fixture against Birmingham City ended goalless.
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