Match Preview

When Saturday 1 December 2001, 3.00pm kick-off
Who and Where CHESTERFIELD (Home, Madejski Stadium, League Division Two)
Ticket Info

Pay in advance or on the day, normal home match prices apply.

Upper West Stand:
Adults: 18 in advance, 20 on the day.
Concessions: 12 in advance, 14 on the day.
The Upper West Stand is RESERVED seating

Lower West, East, North and South Stands:

Adults: 13 in advance, 15 on the day.
Concessions: 8 in advance, 9 on the day.
The East and West Stands are RESERVED seating.
The North Stand is UNRESERVED seating.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the ticket office on 0118 968 1000.

Food and Beer.

Home match - See away fans guide for travel, food and beer guide.

Team news

Saturday's game is Watson's last on his current loan spell at Reading. Meanwhile Salako's loan contract has been extended for a further month. It's possible that both players could become permanent signings but it's also possible that both could be on their way after playing such a big part in Reading's mid-season revival. Meanwhile Jamie Ashdown could make his first league start for the Royals after the news that first choice keeper Phil Whitehead could be out for as long as six weeks with a thigh injury. Ex-Reading player Martyn Booty is expected to line-up for Chesterfield in defence.

Reading - from: Ashdown, Murty, Williams, Viveash, Whitbread, Robinson, Harper, Salako, Parkinson, Watson, A.Smith, Forster, Butler, Cureton, Hughes, Shorey, N.Smith.

Chesterfield - from: Abbey, Booty, Payne, Breckin, Edwards, Howard, Ebdon, D'Auria, Hitzlsperger, Reeves, Moore, Beckett, Willis, Parrish, Richardson, Ingledow.

Form Guide

View Latest Second Division Table And Form Table

Previous Meetings 

Reading wins: 7
Draws: 7
Chesterfield wins: 14
Figures include League, FA Cup, and League Cup only.

1999/2000 Season:
During the 1999-2000 season a Caskey goal gave us a one-nil victory at home, but we lost 2-0 at their place to share the points over the two fixtures.
26 Feb 2000: Chesterfield 2 Reading 0 (Division Two)
18 Sep 1999: Reading 1 Chesterfield 0 (Division Two)
Click on the result for match reports.

Match Odds

Odds offered at on-line book maker William Hill:
Reading are massive favourites for home victory.

Reading win: 4/9
Draw: 13/5
Chesterfield win: 6/1

Predictions After an amazing run of seven straight wins it has to end at some point.
But not this game - we predict Reading's eighth straight win.
What do you think? Enter your Prediction now!
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