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New Signings Set To Face Ipswich Town
03 February 2017
By Hob Nob Anyone?
Jaap Stam has much more options this Saturday as Reading travel to Ipswich Town looking to build on a run of three straight league victories. Stam saw four players arrive just before the transfer deadline with little outward transfer activity. Adrian Popa, Jordan Mutch, Reece Oxford and Lewis Grabban all agreed to contracts with Reading - the last of those three on loan until the end of the season with Popa signing a permanent deal. Those four new signings are all now eligible to play and are all match fit and ready for action, giving Stam choice in all departments.
All four will be hoping for some involvement even if only in the form of a place on the bench. It will be very interesting to see how they fit into what is currently a very successful side - and who will be sacrificed to make way. With Joey van den Berg and Paul McShane injured, Reece Oxford will be expected to make an immediate start. Ipswich secured the loan signing of Dominic Samuel from Reading on transfer deadline day - but he will not be able to play against his own club. Ipswich will have midfielder Emyr Huws in their line-up after he arrived from Cardiff City on loan.
Ipswich have made a poor start to 2017, after a disappointing first half of the season. After only managing to draw at home to Lincoln City they were then beaten 1-0 in the replay to make an embarassing exit in the FA Cup. That cup defeat has been followed by a 2-0 defeat at Huddersfield Town, a 1-1 draw at Preston, and a 3-0 home defeat to Derby County.
Ipswich are 17th in the Championship table and are closer to the bottom three than they are the play-off positions. Meanwhile both Newcastle and Brighton dropped points in the week and Reading suddenly find themselves just five points off the very top of the table. Reading are a huge 20 points above Ipswich in the table, which shows just how unexpectedly good this season has turned out so far.
Earlier this season Reading were 2-1 winners over Ipswich Town at the Madejski Stadium, with all three goals coming from the penalty spot and Danny Williams scoring the winning penalty in the 90th minute. The Royals have won 9 out of their least 11 fixtures with Ipswich Town:
Recent Meetings With Ipswich Town
|09 September 2016||Championship||Ipswich (HOME)||W: 2-1||Read report...|
|02 February 2016||Championship||Ipswich (Away)||L: 1-2||Read 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...|
|03 April 2010||Championship||Ipswich (Away)||L: 1-2||Read report...|
|07 November 2009||Championship||Ipswich (HOME)||D: 1-1||Read report...|
|14 March 2009||Championship||Ipswich (HOME)||L: 0-1||Read report...|
|13 September 2008||Championship||Ipswich (Away)||L: 0-2||Read report...|
|22 November 2005||Championship||Ipswich (Away)||W: 3-0||Read report...|
|16 October 2005||Championship||Ipswich (HOME)||W: 2-0||Read report...|
|22 January 2005||Championship||Ipswich (HOME)||D: 1-1||Read report...|
|28 September 2004||Championship||Ipswich (Away)||D: 1-1||Read report...|
|10 January 2004||Division 1||Ipswich (HOME)||D: 1-1||Read report...|
|09 August 2003||Division 1||Ipswich (Away)||D: 1-1||Read report...|
|18 March 2003||Division 1||Ipswich (Away)||L: 1-3||Read report...|
|19 October 2002||Division 1||Ipswich (HOME)||W: 3-1||Read report...|
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