Reading will look to return to winning ways, after the international break, against QPR on Saturday at the Select Car Leasing Stadium.

With just one win in their opening five matches, Veljko Paunovic will want to put to bed a poor August, and begin September with three points.

Meanwhile the West London outfit want to pick up a fourth league win and potentially rise to the summit of the Championship after an unbeaten start.

Not only on form in the league, Mark Warburton’s side host Premier League Everton in the third round of the Carabao Cup this month.

Team News

Reading could see up to five home debuts against the R’s after a busy close to the window.

Scott Dann, Baba Rahman and Danny Drinkwater could all play their first minutes in a Royals shirt; while Alen Halilovic and Junior Hoilett could get their first run-outs as a home player at the SCL Stadium.

Midfielder Ovie Ejaria is also in contention for his first appearance of the season after recovering from coronavirus isolation and injury.

For the visitors, full-back Lee Wallace and midfielder Sam Field are expected to be out with hamstring and knee injuries respectively, potentially leaving room for summer recruit Sam McCallum to start at left-back.

Watford loanee Andre Gray could also make an appearance, however Scotland striker Lyndon Dykes has three goals in four appearances and is likely to remain first choice striker.

Head to Head

Reading are looking to make it six matches unbeaten against the Hoops after taking four points off of Saturday’s opponents in both of the last two years.

QPR have failed to beat Reading on their travels since 2018, however before then QPR were unbeaten in six matches at what was formerly the Madejski Stadium.

Overall the two sides have met 98 times since 1908, with Reading winning the head-to-head 42 wins to 31.


According to Sky Bet at the time of writing, the visitors are 7/5 favourites to win in Berkshire while the hosts are 15/8 for the three points. A draw is 12/5.