It is fourth versus third at Loftus Road tonight as Reading battle QPR in the capital.

Here are six players who played for both in the last 20 years.

Jamie Cureton

Someone who featured on the last edition against Norwich City, the iconic journeyman is back.

After a prolific four year stint with hometown club Bristol Rovers caught Alan Pardew's attention at the-then Madejski Stadium, arriving in RG2 in 2000.

An incredible 30 goals in his debut season was not enough as the Royals lost to Walsall in the third tier play-off final, but among the 16 in the following season was a late equaliser at Griffin Park to ensure a return to the Championship at the expense of Brentford.

Nine goals the following campaign were to be his last for Reading- moving to Korea in 2003 before returning to the UK in 2004 with QPR.

He spent just one season in the White City, scoring six in 43 appearances before moving on to have another near-20 year career in the game.

Still featuring ocassionally now, the 47-year-old is player-manager at Enfield.

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Mikele Leigterwood

Still on the coaching staff in Berkshire, his last club before retirement in 2014, the midfielder played almost 150 times for the R's from 2007 until 2011.

Used less frequently in 2010/11, he spent the second half of the campaign on loan with Brian McDermott's play-off chasing Royals.

A key member of the team that lost in the play-off final at the end of that season, he rejoined the club permanently in the summer and remained a prominent figure, famously scoring the goal in the 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest to secure promotion to the Premier League.

Suffering with injuries in his final year with the club, he departed at the end of the 2013/14 season- announcing his retirement a year later.

Now working with the Academy, he enjoyed a short spell as first team coach under Paul Ince during his interim spell last season.

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Kaspars Gorkss

A teammate of Leigertwood's at both Loftus Road and the Madejski Stadium, the Latvian was a key member of back-to-back Championship winning teams in 2011 and 2012.

Following QPR's promotion in 2011, McDermott brought him to the club and he was integral to the Royals team in 2012.

Not favoured so much in the top-flight, playing just 14 times and being loaned to Wolves, the Latvian played more frequently upon the Championship return the following year- leaving in 2014 with 87 appearances to his name.

Jamie Mackie

Someone with a deep affinity with the Hoops fans, the midfielder played over 150 times across two spells in West London.

In between was a less successful spell with Nottingham Forest, who loaned him to Berkshire for the 2014/15 season.

A fan favourite at the time, he scored five goals as they struggled in the league but reached the FA Cup semi-final, with Mackie scoring in the quarter-final and featuring at Wembley.

Scoring against Reading during his second spell, and lavishly celebrating by running some of the legnth of the Sir John Madejski Stand, lost him some fans in Berkshire, but he has gone on to play over 100 times for rivals Oxford United before retiring in 2020 and turning his hand to punditry.

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Junior Hoilett

The first of two currently with Reading, the Canada international has been a key performer for the Royals this season- thriving out of position at wing-back.

Starting his career at Blackburn Rovers, he played over 120 times for QPR from 2012 until 2016 split equally between the Premier League and Championship.

Five years with Cardiff City followed, with nearly 200 appearances, before joining Reading on a free in 2021.

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Joe Lumley

He has played almost 40 times across two seasons, scoring some memorable goals.

Not owned by Reading, he is currently the number one on loan from Middlesbrough.

After a shaky start with defeat to Blackpool and Rotherham United, the 27-year-old has solidified his place between the sticks at the SCL Stadium this year.

Starting his career with QPR, he played more than 80 times for his local club before joining Boro in 2021.