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Reading v Preston North End Match Preview

17 October 2019

A new broom has swept in at Reading, with Mark Bowen taking charge for the first time when Preston North End visit the Madejski Stadium this weekend.

The Lilywhites face off against Bowen’s Royals, looking to extend their eight-game unbeaten run that goes back to the second week of the season. Currently sitting just a point off the top, Alex Neil’s side will look to enhance their position in the top six with a positive performance in Berkshire.
 
North End’s record at Reading is not one to savour, however, confidence is high and after the international break, the team will be desperate to start back as they left off, having put five past Barnsley to end Daniel Stendel’s Oakwell reign before the interval.
 
The manager is likely to have plenty of positive selection headaches, with players who missed the game before the two-week gap back in training and Reading-born Darnell Fisher free of suspension.
 
There is also likely to be a good following behind the team, with close to 800 tickets already sold and more than 1,000 expected to be backing the yellows in full voice on Saturday afternoon.
 
For Your Information
Match Details: Reading v Preston North End, Madejski Stadium, Saturday 19th October 2019, kick-off 3pm
Competition: EFL Championship (12/46)
PNE colours: yellow kit, black goalkeeper
Click here to buy a ticket
 
Here’s all the coverage accessible on PNE.Com in preview of the game…
 
Ticket Information: There is already over 750 Preston North End fans heading to the Madejski Stadium for this weekend’s clash with Reading. Click here for more information.
 
Match Officials: The first game after the latest international break sees a match official appointed to take charge of the Lilywhites for the second time this season. Click here for details of who it is.
 
We’ve Met Before: Preston North End head to the Madejski Stadium this weekend looking to level up the head-to-head record between the sides. Click here for more details of past battles.
 
How To Follow The Game: If you can’t make the trip to the Madejski Stadium for this Saturday’s clash with Mark Bown’s Reading, don’t worry, we will have full coverage on PNE.Com and iFollow PNE. Click here for details of how you can follow the match.
 
Team News: Preston North End manager Alex Neil welcomes back Reading-born full back Darnell Fisher after he sat out the 5-1 demolition of Barnsley through suspension. Click here for details of the options.
 
Alex Neil Explains Easy Job: Preston North End manager Alex Neil says that his job at the moment is made easier by the work of the players on the training pitch. Click here for the manager’s full interview.
 
Daniel Johnson Recharged Ahead Of Royals Trip: Preston North End midfielder Daniel Johnson has started the season in fine form and is looking to continue that after the international break. Click here for more from DJ.
 

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Match Reports

Reading 1 Preston North End 0

19 October 2019

Matt Miazga scored a last-gasp winner for Reading, with virtually the last touch of the game at the Madejski Stadium.

It looked like the game was heading to a goalless draw, which would have been a fair result, until the American struck from inside the box in the seventh minute of stoppage time.
 
Manager Alex Neil had made two changes to the side that had defeated Barnsley in the last game before the international break; returning full backs Darnell Fisher and Andrew Hughes replacing Alan Browne and Joe Rafferty in the starting XI.
 
And it was Hughes who created the first opening, less than three minutes, in, his deep cross from the left finding the chest of Tom Barkhuizen at the back post, but the ball didn’t fall at the forward’s feet, it went through to Rafael Cabral in the Reading goal.
 
The hosts had a chance on 17 minutes and Mark Bowen’s new man were awarded a free kick 25 yards out after David Nugent was adjudged to have fouled Andy Yiadom. Former Chelsea midfielder John Swift whipped in a shot, but Declan Rudd got two hands to the effort to push it wide.
 
Just after the half’s mid-point a brilliant PNE move saw Nugent sending Barkhuizen down the right, into the box, but after dragging the ball through the legs of Matt Miazga, the No.29 couldn’t make a good connection on the shot which rolled through to the goalkeeper.
 
Another excellent passing move produced a chance five minutes into the second period as the ball was worked out to Fisher on the right, who delivered a cross deep to the back post where Nugent rose and headed powerfully, but straight into the arms of Cabral, anywhere but at the keeper and it would have been a goal.
 
Just before the hour mark Alan Browne and Josh Harrop replaced Nugent and Gallagher for the Lilywhites, with Maguire moving into the central striking role, with Jayden Stockley added ten minutes later.
 
Seven minutes of stoppages were added with a number of head injuries suffered during the second half and it began with a Hughes ball from the left finding Browne running in at the back post, but he had to stretch to get in a shot and it found the outside of the right-hand post.
 
But with virtually the last touch of the game the home side grabbed the points. A free kick was fired into the box, which was initially saved by Declan Rudd, but it came out to Miazga, who fired a half-volley into the bottom left-hand corner of the goal.
 
Reading line-up: Cabral, Morrison, Miazga, Moore (c), Swift, Obita, Ejaria, Yiadom, Meïté (Loader, 70), Pelé (Adam, 84), Puşcaş (Baldock, 70). Subs not used: Walker, McIntyre, Blackett, Richards.
 
PNE line-up: Rudd, Fisher, Hughes, Pearson, Bauer, Davies, Barkhuizen (Stockley, 69), Gallagher (c) (Browne, 58), Nugent (Harrop, 58), Johnson, Maguire. Subs not used: Ripley, Rafferty, Ledsson, Potts.
 
Attendance: 14,135 (1,012 PNE fans)
 
Referee: Mr D Whitestone

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Ticket News

Ticket Information: Reading Away

17 October 2019

There is already over 850 Preston North End fans heading to the Madejski Stadium for this weekend’s clash with Reading.

First Team News

Match Officials: Reading Away

17 October 2019
Tickets remain on sale, with the Lilywhites allocated 1,255 standard tickets for this game, with 84 family area tickets.
 
Prices for this game are as follows: Advance member and season card holder prices - adults £20, seniors (65 and over) £13, 18 to 24-year-olds £10, U18s £5 and U13s £4. Advance non-member prices - adults £25, seniors (65 and over) £16, 18 to 24-year-olds £13, U18s £8 and U13s £7.
 
Please note that the members and season card holders can only purchase one ticket per person at the discounted rate, if purchasing more than one ticket, the other tickets will be charged at the non-member rate unless they are allocated to other members or season card holders.
 
There are also 84 tickets available in the family area which is for families only, on adults will be permitted without children and no children will be permitted without an adult. Family area tickets are only available in advance, and will not be available on the day of the game.
Prices for the family area are as follows: Advance member and season card holder prices - adults £18, seniors (65 and over) £13, 18 to 24-year-olds £10, U18s £5 and U13s £2. Advance non-member prices - adults £23, seniors (65 and over) £16, 18 to 24-year-olds £13, U18s £8 and U13s £5.
First Team News

We’ve Met Before: Reading Away

17 October 2019
We have also been allocated ten pairs of tickets for wheelchair disabled supporters, these are priced as above with a carer ticket free of charge. The carer ticket is situated in front of the wheelchair user and not next to them. If you need your carer to be seated next to the wheelchair user then please speak to a steward on the day of the game. There are 38 tickets available for ambulant disabled supporters and these are also priced as above with a carer ticket free of charge if required.
 
Coach travel is available as usual and is priced at £25 per person, with coaches departing Deepdale and Leyland at 9am.
 
In the run up to the game, Reading FC’s safety team have issued the following message: “Reading FC welcome Preston North End fans, but remind them that persistent standing is not permitted and gangways must be kept clear for everyone’s safety. Thank you and RFC hope that you enjoy the match.”
 
Tickets will remain on sale at Deepdale until 4pm on Friday 18th October in person and over the phone, with online sales available until 1pm that same day. Tickets will be available on the day, however, prices are the non-member prices.
 
On the day purchases can be made from the South Stand ticket office. Collections and duplicates will also be from the South Stand ticket office, this is located between gates nine and ten and open from 1.30pm.

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