Football: Royals set to reign in M4 derby.
Byline: PAUL JOHNSON Paul Johnson may refer to:
READING'S grip on the
Second Division title is by
no means vice-like after
Monday's loss at Brighton, but the Royals are good enough to respond to that
reverse by winning their
derby at Swindon tonight.
Defeat at the Withdean Stadium The capacity of the ground is 8,850 people all seated. The stadium is intended as a temporary home for Brighton before a new stadium is built, with the Falmer Stadium the club's preferred option. this week should have blown away any complacency that might have crept up on Reading after an 11-match unbeaten run that included seven straight victories without conceding a goal.
Although they were outplayed by Brighton, nobody in the whole of the Nationwide League has won more games than Reading. They boast the best defensive record in their section, and only Oldham and Brentford have scored more.
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Rougier looked skilful but rather blinkered blink·ered
Subjective and limited, as in viewpoint or perception: "The characters have a blinkered view and, misinterpreting what they see, sometimes take totally inexpedient action" in Reading's recent 1-1 draw at Bury, but with Darius Henderson also at his disposal, boss Alan Pardew has a variety of options.
Swindon have collected all but three of their 15 points from the 12 league games since the departure of Roy Evans at the expense of sides in the bottom seven, and defeats by Huddersfield and Cardiff on their last two appearances must have knocked their confidence a touch.
Only relegation RELEGATION, civil law. Among the Romans relegation was a banishment to a certain place, and consequently was an interdiction of all places except the one designated.
2. It differed from deportation. (q.v.) Relegation and deportation agree u these particulars: 1. contenders Cambridge, Northampton and Bury have scored fewer goals in the division than Town. And Swindon are hardly
watertight at the back either, with just two clean sheets in their last 22 outings.
Reading have won on their last two visits to the County Ground, and there has been no stalemate in the last 11 meetings between these rivals.
4pts 6-5 (Ladbrokes)
Reading to win 2-1
1pt 15-2 (Tote)
BRIGHTON have been cut from a best-priced 7-1 to 4-1 to win Division Two after Monday night's 3-1 win over leaders Reading. The Royals have been eased slightly, with Stanley and Super Soccer now going 8-15 from 2-5.
In Division Three, Mansfield are 12-1 third favourites from 16-1 after their 4-1 win away at Lincoln on Tuesday.