Reading travel to Wycombe Wanderers tonight as they aim to return to winning ways after a weekend defeat to Middlesbrough.

We spoke to James Richings from the Bucks Free Press who gave us insight into what Royals fans should expect from the Chairboys tonight.

What have you made of Wycombe’s season so far? Would you classify it as a disappointment, given the ‘underdog’ status at the start of the season?

Wycombe, who have the smallest budget in the league so far have done better than what many have anticipated considering this is their first season in the Championship.

They maybe bottom, but the performances haven’t matched some of the results that have come their way, and it is no surprise that some of their defeats this season have come from goals in the last few minutes of matches.

Who are the key men that could cause Reading problems?

There are a few players that Reading need to be on the lookout for, with one of them being Uche Ikpeazu. The striker joined the club last summer but has been very unlucky with injuries. However, he has played in Wanderers’ last 11 games, scoring three goals.

Another player to look out for is the young striker Anis Mehmeti. He again, joined the club last summer after being released from Norwich and was initially signed for the B Team.

But he has impressed Gareth Ainsworth to the point where he is starting matches in the second tier at the age of just 20. He’s nimble, quick and is very good at dribbling, so it will be interesting to see how the Reading backline will cope against the Albanian youngster.

How have former Royals Jordan Obita, Garath McCleary and Uche Ikpeazu performed this season?

Obita has fitted in well to a struggling Wanderers side, as he is deputising for the injured Joe Jacobson, helping his new side keeping two clean sheets in his six Wycombe appearances.

McCleary has been another smart signing. With years of Championship experience, the former Royal has given the Wanderers wings a lot of life, as he is very lively on the ball.

Finally, Ikpeazu has been a revelation since his come back from injury. He hustles and bustles defenders, his physically presence has caused several problems for the opposition and he is only good at defending set pieces.

What areas could Reading exploit against Wycombe?

Wanderers have conceded the most goals this season and have the worst goal difference, so if Reading were to exploit the Chairboys, it will be getting them on the counter attack when Wycombe push for a goal.