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Reading FC Will Play Millwall FC In The Next Round Of The Carabao Cup

Jake Cooper, tho.

Millwall v Port Vale - Sky Bet League One Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images

Reading FC beat Gillingham comfortably this week, with two Liam Kelly goals securing a 2-0 victory.

The club’s reward for that victory? Millwall.

The Royals will play The Lions at the Madejski Stadium during the week beginning August 21.

As Millwall are a rival Championship team, only time will tell whether Stam will go down the route of playing a much-changed and very young Reading side or play a team closer to his first choice to get through to the next round - though I suspect it’ll be the former.

The game also sees a hasty return for academy graduate Jake Cooper, who departed the Madejski Stadium this summer to join Millwall. He fell down the pecking order after Jaap Stam’s arrival last summer, and a successful loan spell at The Den last season saw him do enough to earn a permanent move.

Ticket information for the match will follow on official channels soon.