As it happened: Reading 0-3 Preston North End
It's a big clash in the Championship for Preston North End this evening, travelling to face high-flying Reading.
We'll have all the action coming out of the Madejksi Stadium and all the build up pre-match, so make sure to refresh the page (F5) so you don't miss a thing!
LIVE: Reading vs PNE
Last updated: Wednesday, 04 November, 2020, 19:18
- Full Time: Reading 0-3 PNE
- PNE Starting XI: Rudd, Fisher, Huntington, Storey, Rafferty, Ledson, Johnson, Potts, Browne, Sinclair, Riis.
- Preston will be hoping to continue their fine away form with a win on their travels once again.
- Reading have started the season fantastically and have a strong home record, so a win will be expected from the Royals’ fans.
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Paul Huntington undecided on coaching future
Preston North End stalwart Paul Huntington is unsure whether he will take steps down the coaching path when his playing days are over.
The centre-half has seen his long-time team-mate Paul Gallagher undertake some coaching duties of late.
Gallagher has filled the gap created by Frankie McAvoy self-isolating for the last couple of weeks, helping Alex Neil and Steve Thompson with coaching the first-team squad.
Huntington said: “A few us did the UEFA ‘B’ licence last year.
“It got hindered a little bit, was a bit stop-start with one thing or another.
“There were five or six of us doing it, Darnell Fisher was one of them."
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Two top teams
Both sides go into this evening’s clash with good records.
Preston boast the best away record in the division whilst Reading’s home form is very impressive too.
Reading have conceded just once at home whilst PNE are the highest away scorers.
It could either be a classic or they could cancel each other out, let’s hope for the former!
PNE Starting XI: Rudd, Fisher, Huntington, Storey, Rafferty, Ledson, Johnson, Potts, Browne, Sinclair, Riis.
Subs: Ripley, Earl, Harrop, Gallagher, Stockley, Maguire, Barkhuizen.
Alex Neil has made six changes this evening as he looks to get consistency in results.
Huntington, Rafferty, Ledson, Potts, Sinclair and Riis all come in for Bauer, Hughes, Gallagher, Harrop, Barkhuizen and Stockley.
Reading have won their last five games against PNE, and they’ve kept two clean sheets in their last two.
Strong start for the Royals
A win tonight would see the Royals have their best start to a league season since 2008-09, in a season which they finished fourth.
The teams are out
North End are out, followed by the home side with kick off just minutes away.