Blues Want Royals Revenge
Saturday, December 31
Ipswich go searching for revenge at Reading and to secure their fourth game unbeaten at the same time.
Blues boss Paul Jewell said: '"They have a good team at Reading. When you look at their side, they`ve got a number people who have been there for a number of seasons so they know that if they make a couple of changes.
'They lost Shane Long and Matt Mills in the summer - they`ve got players who seem to just slip into the team.
"That sort of stability and continuity is what we`re after."
Royals boss Brian McDermott said: 'They've won two and drawn one so are running into form - but we will just try to do our stuff at home, as we always do.
Ipswich is a big club with a good following and an experienced manager.
'They spent money in the summer, they'll be fine this season. They had a difficult run and I feel for any manager in that situation.'
Reading Team News:
Striker Mathieu Manset is still out with an injury, while Joseph Mills still has an ankle problem.
But Hal Robson-Kanu should be fit after a knock last week.
Player to watch: Noel Hunt
Enjoys scoring against Ipswich
Ipswich Town Team News:
Grant Leadbitter is expected to skipper the side now Keith Andrews has gone back to Blackburn.
Jason Scotland is a big doubt with a hamstring pull so Jay Emmanuel-Thomas may start up front with Michael Chopra.
Ibrahima Sonko will start against his old club with Damien Delaney although Ivar Ingarmarsson is also in contention.
Player to watch: JET
Time for the former Arsenal protege to sparkle
Match Facts & Stats
Reading have won six in seven and their last three in a row.
Confidence is high with Ipswich but Reading are in good form, especially at home so I expect a 1-1
Nottingham Forest at Portman Road on Monday