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Pitch Concerns Grow Ahead Of Bradford City v Reading FC Quarter-Final

There's a worry the pitch won't be ready in time for their game tomorrow night, which also casts doubts on the pitch suitability for Saturday's game.

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Uh-oh, there's trouble afoot... Our FA Cup Quarter Final game at Bradford City's Valley Parade ground is in doubt after it emerged the pitch needs "a lot of dry weather"—weather it's unlikely to get.

Bradford City reporter Simon Parker has announced via Twitter that the pitch may not be playable tomorrow night—if so, it would give the pitch just four days to become suitable for when Phil Parkinson's men host Steve Clarke's in a battle of the FA Cup underdogs.

It's worth noting at this point that it's pure speculation and the pitch has been played on in terrible circumstances in previous FA Cup games this season; Sunderland boss Gus Poyet labeled it "one of the worst in the country" when his side lost in February's fifth round fixture between the sides.

Simon provided an update earlier this evening which gives a bit more cause for optimism but regardless it's still a worrying scenario.

So, Reading FC fans, let us unite and pray to the footballing gods for some sunshine in the next few days...