Reading FC look to close out their 2021/21 Championship season in positive fashion after confirming survival last weekend.

The last remaining home game for Paul Ince's side is Steve Bruce's West Brom, a side marooned in mid-table after poor form over the second half of the season.

Reading need to win both of their matches to have any chance of finishing higher than 21st, with Birmingham City the only catchable team.

With 47 goals scored so far, the  Hawthorns-based outfit have scored seven less than the Royals- but a league high of 85 conceded is almost double that of the Baggies.


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Eight positions seperate West Brom and Reading, however the form over the last five matches is identical- two wins and two defeats.

Over six matches, the Royals edge it with eight points to seven.

In the home table, Reading sit sixth over the last four matches- picking up another seven points.

In the away table, over the course of the last four matches, Bruce's men are in 16th with just one win.

The visitors are comfortably clear in the head-to-head record, winning 21 of the 44 meetings to Reading's 13.

The Berkshire-outfit last beat West Brom in 2016, a 3-1 FA Cup win over Premier League Baggies.

You have to go back almost 10 years, to January 2013, for the last league win- Brian McDermott's team coming from two down to win 3-2 in the Premier League.


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Ince confirmed that the injury list continues to grow, with Tom Ince, Tom Holmes and Femi Azeez joining John Swift and Andy Rinohmota on the 'out for the season' group.

The former England international also confirmed that these final two matches are a good cahnce to see some younger players, such as Rashawn Scott and Dejan Tetek.


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Last Time Out: West Brom 1-0 Reading, December 11 2021


A second half strike from Callum Robinson was enough to dispose of Veljko Paunovic's Reading earlier in the season to sit pretty in third.

The defeat left Pauno's Reading in 21st, where they find themselves still.

It's been only downhill for the Baggies, who are now 10 positions lower.