Nigel Adkins used the first game of preseason to use 22 of his players and give them valuable minutes in the run up to the start of the Championship campaign.
FULL TIME: Exeter City 0-1 Reading. It's all over here at St James Park. 1-0 the final score thanks to Ryan Edwards' 8th minute winner.— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) July 15, 2014
TEAM NEWS (1st half): Federici, Gunter, Obita, Morrison, Hector, Williams, Kuhl, Taylor, Edwards, Blackman, Pogrebnyak.— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) July 15, 2014
Reading (second half): Anderson, Kelly, Sweeney, Pearce, Cummings, Akpan, Tshibola, Tanner, Long, Griffin, Stacey. #ReadingFC— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) July 15, 2014
Ryan Edwards, who was on loan to A League side Perth Glory last season, scored what proved to be the winner in the 8th minute of the match.
The game gave supporters a first glance at a whole host of youngsters, many of whom we can be sure will be making many more appearances should the ownership situation not improve.
You can read the full report on the Official Site here.