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Reading vs. Stoke City

Madejski Stadium

17th April 2006

3pm

Reading vs Stoke preview

Stoke make the trip to Reading in a bid to spoil the party at the Madejski Stadium.

Championship Champions, Reading are bidding to break the 100 point barrier on Monday and its up to the Potters to ensure that they don't.

But Stoke will be need to be on far better form than they were on Saturday if they are going to travel back from the Thames valley with any points.

Vital Quotes:

Manager, Johan Boskamp had nothing but stern words for his team after Saturday's defeat at home to Southampton.
'It was a terrible game for us, especially the first forty-five minutes. We concede two goals and made things hard for ourselves. We didn't create one chance in the first-half and when you do that you have to accept that you lose the game.'
'We brought our worse game into the first-half and were a little bit better in the second-half. We had a little bit more fight then but it was not good enough for us or the fans.'

Reading Team News:

Steve Coppell has the luxury of picking from the same squad that draw 1-1 with Leeds on Saturday.

Player to watch: All of them!

Stoke need to be on their guard. Reading have proved many times that they are a force to be reckoned with. Eleven goals scored and only three conceded in the last three games is testament to their form this season.

Stoke City Team News:

Luke Chadwick is out with a hamstring injury he picked up on Saturday, as is Andy Wilkinson. They join a growing list of injuries including Mamady Sidibe, Lewis Buxton and Josip Skoko.
The good news is that Clint Hill should be back after being rested for the Southampton game.

Player to watch: Clint Hill

The Potters' defence will need to be on superb form.

Match Facts & Stats

Stoke have not scored against Reading since Peter Hoekstra knocked three past them at the Britannia in December 2003.

Next Fixtures:

Sat 22nd April: Coventry City (Home) Kick-off: 3pm
Sun 30th April: Brighton (Away) Kick-off 1.30pm




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Writer: Chris Baldwin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 16 2006

Time: 7:45PM

 

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