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Reading vs. Blackpool

Madsjski Stadium

21st November 2009

15:00

Reading vs Blackpool

After two weeks without a game, Ian Holloway's Blackpool side face Reading at the Madejski Stadium.

The Seasiders currently sit 5th in the table, 13 points ahead of their hosts who are struggling in the relegation zone.

Brendan Rodgers' first campaign at Reading has been a surprise so far. After doing a remarkable job at Watford, many thought the former Chelsea coach would kick on and give The Royals success.

But the sales of Stephen Hunt and Kevin Doyle to Premiership teams has hit the side hard. They've not won at home so far, with four draws and the same amount of defeats.

The winless run at home stretches as far back as January 27, with is a staggering 18 games ago.

So this should provide 'Pool - who've been poor on their travels so far - with some encouragement that they can nick all three points on Saturday.

Vital Quotes:

Ollie on Billy Clarke:

'As long as they work hard for the team and look sharp and move, they will score goals.

'In the Carling Cup game at Crewe early in the season he was a bit static.

'But I showed him that and I am delighted with the way he reacted. I'm pleased that he's finding his feet now.

'Billy has worked hard. He has to learn some patience and I think he will score at any level with that wonderful left foot he's got.

'The more he plays, the more he'll score. But he's going to have to earn that right to start on a regular basis.'


Brian Howard on defeat at QPR last month and kick-starting their season:

'That game hit home with a lot of people. There are good players here, but you can't just turn up and not put the hard work in.

'You have to have that first and we didn't work hard enough and got turned over. It was embarrassing for everyone at the club.

'That was the lowest a lot of people had been for some time and the feeling was that we didn't want that again and let's kick into gear.'

Reading Team News:

Probable:

01 Federici
16 Ingimarsson
24 Bertrand
26 Pearce
07 Tabb
08 Matejovsky
11 McAnuff
14 Kebe
34 Howard
18 Church
23 Rasiak

Player to watch: Jimmy Kebe

The lanky midfielder has all the tricks in the book and pace to burn.

In his first full season at Reading last term, Kebe turned in a number of sterling performances for the Royals and recently ripped PNE open at Deepdale on his own.

Blackpool Team News:

The Seasiders are without Hameur Bouazza who is meeting the Algerian President along with the rest of his national squad after they qualified for the World Cup.

It's unknown whether or not David Vaughan and Neal Eardley will be fit enough to play after both were carrying knocks going into the international break.

Player to watch: Billy Clarke

With no Bouazza and no Emmanuel-Thomas - who returned to Arsenal - Clarke is likely to start on the wing.

After Holloway's words of encouragement, Clarke will be wanting to hold down a place in the starting 11.

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Next Fixtures:

Monday 31st November
Preston North End (H)
20:00
Live on Sky.




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