Saturday's away fixture with Blackburn Rovers sees Geoff Eltringham take charge of what has the potential to be a fiesty encounter, with the Royals and Rovers both eager to claim all 3 points off the back of the international break.
A keen Sunderland supporter, hailing from the Tyne, Geoff has not been shy with administering cards this season: over the course of 5 Championship matches, he's dished out 20 yellows and 2 straight reds in total, with Barnsley's Dale Jennings and Yeovil's Byron Webster given marching orders earlier in the campaign.
He has only called for a penalty kick once in the 2013/2014 Championship season so far, pointing to the spot during Blackpool and Watford's match in August: Watford's Troy Deeney, known by Reading fans for scoring from the spot in our 3-3 draw with Watford at the Madejski, on this occasion failed to convert, with Blackpool going on to record a 1-0 home victory.
Interestingly, Geoff has only ever refereed one Royals match prior to Saturday: our 1-0 victory at Pride Park (or should that be the iPro Stadium) against Derby County on the 14th of February 2012. Noel Hunt headed home from a Jimmy Kebe cross, to seal maximum points and contribute to our title-winning surge up the Championship table.
Here's hoping for an entertaining and non-controversial clash on Saturday with Geoff at the helm.