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Royals Seek Revenge Against Brentford
14 February 2017
By Hob Nob Anyone?
Reading will be looking for revenge this evening after their 1-4 defeat at Brentford earlier this season. The Bees visit the Madejski Stadium looking to make it a maximum six out of six points from Reading, with The Royals dropping back from the League's top two after two consecutive draws. Reading will need a victory to show they are serious about promotion this season after recent results saw us drop to 4th in the table and also saw the chasing pack close on the top six.
With over two thirds of the season gone, every result is taking on extra importance - and the Brentford visit is the last chance to pick up points at home before taking to the road for difficult away trips to third placed Huddersfield and second placed Brighton. If Reading fail to win tonight then a February picking up just 2 or 3 points could be on the cards - and that would see us hanging onto the top six by a thread. If the result doesn't go our way tonight then many will point to the curse of the manager of the month award after Jaap Stam picked up the honours for January ahead of a difficult February for his side. A victory tonight will ease the nerves, and instead fans will be talking about Reading's run of 6 games undefeated ahead of the Huddersfield game. Fickle things are football fans.
Stam is expected to have the same squad that drew 0-0 with Barnsley to choose from tonight with McShane, van den Berg, Rakels, and Quinn still sidelined. Jordon Mutch missed Saturday's game through injury and remains doubtful. Brentford have no new injury worries after their 2-4 defeat at Preston at the weekend.
Recent Meetings With Brentford
|27 September 2016||Championship||Brentford (Away)||L: 1-4||Read report...|
|28 December 2015||Championship||Brentford (HOME)||L: 1-2||Read report...|
|29 August 2015||Championship||Brentford (Away)||W: 3-1||Read report...|
|25 April 2015||Championship||Brentford (HOME)||L: 0-2||Read report...|
|04 October 2014||Championship||Brentford (Away)||L: 1-3||Read report...|
|20 April 2002||Division Two||Brentford (Away)||D: 1-1||Read report...|
|27 October 2001||Division Two||Brentford (HOME)||L: 1-2||Read report...|
|10 February 2001||Division Two||Brentford (Away)||W: 2-1||Read report...|
|09 September 2000||Division Two||Brentford (HOME)||W: 4-0||Read report...|
|11 March 2000||Division Two||Brentford (HOME)||W: 1-0||Read report...|
|02 November 1999||Division Two||Brentford (Away)||D: 1-1||Read report...|
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