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James Crawley


Posted Tuesday, January 28th 2020

Preview: Reading (A)

The Royals are next up for Lee Johnson's Robins, who return to action on Tuesday night 10 days after victory over Barnsley.

It's been a period of rest and recovery ahead of Tuesday night's Sky Bet Championship clash - the last match of the month before a busy February schedule.

City travel to the Madejski in good form having won three of their last four league games. It keeps them in touching distance of the play-offs, while Reading themselves have lost just twice in their last 13 games in all competitions.

But City did get the better of Reading in a 1-0 win back in October thanks to Famara Diédhiou's first-half header at Ashton Gate.

Secure your seat


  • Date: Tuesday, January 28th 2020
  • Kick-off: 8pm
  • Competition: Sky Bet Championship
  • Where: Madejski Stadium
  • Officials: James Linington (referee), Akil Howson & Steven Meredith (assistants), Craig Hicks (fourth official)


Bristol City v Reading:
W: 38 (39%)
D: 20
L: 39


FORM - Last five games:
Bristol City: LD*WL*W (*FA Cup)
Reading: DW*LDD* (*FA Cup)

Club news

Word from the camp

Lee Johnson says his players will be sharp for the trip to Reading and believes in momntum with City heading into it off the back of consecutive wins and clean sheets in the Championship.

And Nathan Baker says City won't let their league position impact their performances as City look to build on their form.

Last time out

Bristol City 1-0 Reading
Saturday, October 6th 2019
Sky Bet Championship
Ashton Gate
Scorer: Diédhiou 12
Att: 21,419

Famara Diédhiou’s first-half header ensured City would head into the international break on the back of three points.

He rose to meet Niclas Eliasson’s 12th minute cross and compound more misery on Reading’s slow start to the season.

City looked in control for much of the fixture though the Royals had their moments, but not enough to really cause the home side problems in BS3.

The 1-0 scoreline means City head into the break unbeaten since the opening day and rise to sixth in the Sky Bet Championship table.

Read the full report.

Bristol City XI: Bentley, Pedro Pereira, Rowe, Williams, Moore, O'Dowda, Eliasson, Massengo, Brownhill, Weimann, Diédhiou