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Reading FC v Charlton Athletic: Match Preview

Reading return after the international break with a home match against 17th placed Charlton, Phil Owtram provides a preview of the game.

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Reading

Form (all comps): LWLWW

Reading's Danny Williams only returned to the UK on Wednesday and therefore may not be risked after the USA midfielder played the full 90 minutes in his country's 1-0 defeat by Costa Rica on Tuesday. Steve Clarke will be hoping to have Matej Vydra back from a knee injury in time to face The Addicks as the forward became even more important following the ankle injury picked up by Hal Robson-Kanu in Wales' 2-0 victory over Andorra.

Prior to the international break Jonathan Bond was given two to four weeks as the amount of time he would need to recover from a calf injury and it remains to be seen if it has healed quickly enough for the goalkeeper to be involved in this one.

Reading vs. Charlton Athletic:17 October 2015 15:00 KO Madejski Stadium, ReadingReferee: Rob Lewis

Charlton Athletic

Form (all comps): LLLLD

The Addicks come into this one having not won in their last seven matches but Guy Luzon's men will be looking to build on their dramatic draw with Fulham before the international break and get back to winning ways. Simon Makienok, Igor Vetokele, Reza Ghoochannejhad, Johnnie Jackson, Cristian Ceballos, Regan Charles-Cook and Stephen Henderson have all been struggling with injury and will be assessed ahead of this one.

Lineups From Last Game

Reading (v Middlesbrough): Ali Al Habsi, P. McShane, C. Gunter, M. Hector, H. Robson-Kanu (A. Tshibola 82), D. Williams, O. Norwood, J. Obita, Orlando Sá, N. Blackman, Lucas Piazon (O. John 63)

Charlton (v Fulham): N. Pope, C. Solly, P. Bauer, M. Fox (Z. Bergdich 65), A. Diarra, J. Guðmundsson, E. Ba (J. Jackson 80), J. Cousins, T. Watt, C. McAleny (F. Moussa 81), K. Ahearne-Grant

What The Opposition Think

You're in a great vein of form, while we (apart from the final fifteen minutes against Fulham) seem to have hit self-destruct. Are those fifteen minutes the turning point for us? I doubt it. 3-0 Reading. Luzon out!

Last Five Meetings

21 Mar 2015: Charlton 3-2 Reading (League Championship)

08 Nov 2014: Reading 0-1 Charlton (League Championship)

05 Apr 2014: Charlton 0-1 Reading (League Championship)

03 Dec 2013: Reading 1-0 Charlton (League Championship)

23 Aug 2011: Charlton 2-1 Reading (Carling Cup)

Head To Head

Reading v Charlton: W:14 D:11 L:14

YouTube History

1994 - Charlton 1-2 Reading

Prediction

Reading 3-1 Charlton