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MATCH PREVIEW: READING FC V WIGAN ATHLETIC

8 March 2019

Latics head to Reading FC aiming to bounce back from Tuesday night's 2-1 defeat at Derby County.

  • Sky Bet Championship Preview: Reading FC v Latics.
  • Paul Cook's side take on Jose Gomes' Royals in the Sky Bet Championship.
  • Back the boys on the road at the Madejski Stadium!

Reading v Wigan Athletic
A pay on the day option is available. Season card holders can save money when purchasing in advance.

READING FC V WIGAN ATHLETIC
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
SATURDAY 9 MARCH 2019
MADEJSKI STADIUM
KICK-OFF 3.00PM

Latics head to the Madejski Stadium aiming to bounce back from Tuesday night's narrow 2-1 defeat away at Derby County, whilst Reading return home in a bid to build on their late 2-1 win away at Ipswich Town last Saturday.

Paul Cook's men begin the day in 19th place on 36 points, six points behind Queens Park Rangers in 18th and two points clear of Millwall in 20th below them.

Jose Gomes' Royals sit one place above the relegation zone in 21st on 33 points, outside of the drop zone on goal difference above Rotherham United.

MATCH INFO INFORMATION

Officials

Referee - Andy Davies
Assistant Referee 1 - Daniel Leach
Assistant Referee 2 - Geoffrey Russell
Fourth Official - Antony Coggins

HEAD-TO-HEAD - LEAGUE

Reading v Wigan Athletic Head to Head



EARLY TEAM NEWS


WIGAN ATHLETIC

Latics have plenty of options in front of them as they hit the middle of a congested fixture list with a trip to Reading FC on Saturday afternoon, but one man who will not be involved is defender Danny Fox, with the former Nottingham Forest man substituted during Latics' 2-1 defeat to Derby County following an injury to his knee.

Kal Naismith was his replacement midway through the first half at Pride Park, but Paul Cook also has the option of Antonee Robinson, who, along with Callum McManaman, Gary Roberts and Shaun MacDonald, earned valuable match fitness in Latics' 2-1 victory against Port Vale in the Central League on Tuesday afternoon.

In his pre-match press conference, the gaffer revealed Latics had been dealt a couple of injury blows this week, but wouldn't go into detail as Latics continue to prepare for Saturday's game.

Wide men Gavin Massey and Michael Jacobs came into the side against Derby as Latics' two changes, with the latter setting up the former for the opening goal. Nick Powell also returned to the squad on the bench and was introduced in the second half.

Should defender Jonas Olsson feature at the weekend, he'll be making his debut for the club.

READING FC

Jose Gomes was dealt a double injury blow during his side's 2-1 away win against Ipswich Town last Saturday, with striker Nelson Oliveira, who has three goals in six matches, out with a hamstring injury, whilst goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez remains in with a chance of featuring at the Madejski Stadium this weekened.

Elsewhere, strikers Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Sam Baldock remain sidelined.

PODCAST - MASSEY, BYRNE, EVANS AND JASON ROBERTS

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Match Reports

REPORT: READING 3 – 2 LATICS

9 March 2019

Late Mo Barrow and Yakou Meite goals steal the points for Reading.

  • Match Report: Reading 3 – 2 Wigan Athletic
  • Late goals from Mo Barrow and Yakou Meite earn Reading all three points at the Madejski Stadium
  • Nick Powell and Joe Garner had twice given Latics the lead either side of John Swift free-kick

READING 3
Swift 45+3
Barrow 88
Meite 90+7

WIGAN ATHLETIC 2
Powell 20
Garner 64

Attendance: 15,401 (588 away)

Late goals from Mo Barrow and Yakou Meite snatched victory from the jaws of defeat for Reading as Latics’ away struggles continued at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Nick Powell and Joe Garner twice gave Paul Cook’s side the lead at the Madejski Stadium after John Swift’s free-kick had levelled matters before half-time but Barrow’s strike in the 88th minute and Meite’s effort deep into stoppage time grabbed all three points for the Royals.

Latics made four changes to the starting XI from Tuesday night's clash at Derby County, with Antonee Robinson, Jonas Olsson, Powell and Garner coming in for Danny Fox, Cedric Kipre, Lee Evans and Leon Clarke.

Fox, who started at left back against the Rams, was replaced during the first half by Kal Naismith due to a knee injury. Robinson returned to the starting XI at left back for the first time since his ankle injury on USA international duty in November.

Experienced Swedish centre half Olsson was in for his Latics debut, with Powell returning to start for the first time since his hamstring and calf injuries.

After a scrappy opening, Latics gained control of the game and first went close on 15 minutes when Garner harried Reading’s defence to earn Powell possession, with his backheel played into Morsy, who saw his shot blocked.

However, Latics found their way through on 20 minutes when Powell finished coolly after meeting a Jacobs cross following a brilliant bit of midfield play from Reece James.

Latics continued to be in the ascendency as Powell played in Jacobs but his shot was saved first time by the impressive Emi Martinez.

In response, Tyler Blackett’s pull back found Garath McCleary but his low shot was saved by Jamie Jones.

Unfortunately, though, Jones could do little to stop Swift’s leveller just before half-time as the midfielder curled home from the edge of the area after a controversial free-kick was given against James on the stroke of half-time.

Latics didn’t let the goal trouble them early in the second-half as they started brightly with a stinging Gavin Massey effort forcing Martinez into a save before Chey Dunkley fired over when well placed from a James corner.

Cook’s side got themselves in front soon after as Powell played a Massey cross into Garner’s path at the back post and the striker fired home.

Going in search of a third, Dunkley saw a header from a corner saved by Martinez before the goalkeeper produced his best save to deny Powell at point-blank range after Garner’s ball in behind had found Massey, who had crossed for the scorer of Latics’ first.

Chances continued to flow for Latics as Martinez rolled the ball into the path of James and left most of his goal vacant but the Chelsea loanee fired wide from 25 yards.

Samy Morsy then hit a fine effort towards Martinez’s top corner, but he was once again on hand to make the save.

As Latics looked to be heading towards a valuable three points, they hit self-destruct when Barrow drove home from range before Meite bundled the ball home from a late set-piece.

The story of Latics’ season on the road.

Reading FC: Martinez, Yiadom, Moore (Capt), Swift, McCleary (Harriott 67), Baker, Barrow, Ejaria (Loader 35), Miazga, Meite, Blackett
Subs: Walker, Gunter, McShane, East, Olise

Latics: Jones, Byrne, Dunkley, Olsson, Robinson, Morsy (Capt), James, Powell (Clarke 77), Jacobs, Massey (Naismith 73), Garner (Windass 90)
Subs: Evans, Gibson, Roberts, Kipre.

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Ticket News

TICKET NEWS: LATICS SUPPORTERS CAN PAY ON THE DAY FOR SATURDAY'S TRIP TO READING

7 March 2019

Join us on the road at the Madejski Stadium against Reading this Saturday.

  • Latics supporters can pay on the day for the Sky Bet Championship fixture at Reading.
  • Tickets are available in advance from the DW Stadium Ticket Office until 3.00pm on Friday 8 March.
  • Purchase in advance to take advantage of Reading's season card holder offer.

READING v WIGAN ATHLETIC
MADEJSKI STADIUM

SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
SATURDAY 9 MARCH 2019
KICK-OFF 3.00PM

Latics supporters make their way to Reading on Saturday as Paul Cook's men travel to the Madejski Stadium in the Sky Bet Championship.

PAY ON THE DAY

Latics supporters can purchase tickets on the day of the game from the Away Ticket Office situated between gates nine and ten, this will be open from 1.30pm.

Tickets can also be purchased on the day by calling 0118 968 1213.

TICKET INFO

Allocation: 1,065

Tickets are priced as follows when purchased in advance:

Season Card Holders (in advance)

Adults - £20
Over 65s - £13
18-24s - £10
U18s - £5
U13s - £4

Non-Season Card Holders

Adults - £25
Over-65s - £16
18-24 year olds - £13
Under-18s - £8
Under-13s - £7

OFF SALE DATES

Online – 4pm on Tuesday 5 March
Phones and in person – 3pm on Friday 8 March

HOW TO BUY

Phone – 01942 311111
In Person – 
DW Stadium Ticket Office opening hours

 

Gate

Make your way to your gate number indicated on your ticket (usually gate 9). Turnstiles open 1½ hours before kick-off. Place your ticket into the reader at the entrance to the turnstile, when the light turns green, push the turnstile and make your way through.

If you experience a problem, then do not panic as friendly fan support staff in blue jackets will be happy to assist. Once inside the stadium follow the signs to find your block where you will be seated. If you have trouble locating your seat, please ask the nearest steward for assistance.

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