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Reading FC 2018/19 Fixtures Announced

We now know who we’ll be facing on the opening day.

Reading v Barnsley - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Harry Murphy/Getty Images

Reading will kick off their 2018/19 season by entertaining Derby County. The game against the Rams, who are now under the charge of former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, will take place on the Friday night (August 3). It’s been confirmed as a televised fixture.

The first away game of the campaign comes a week later at Nottingham Forest, whilst the last match is Birmingham City at the Madejski Stadium. Over the festive period, Reading will travel to Millwall on Boxing Day, before hosting Paul Clement’s former club Swansea City on New Year’s Day. Inflatables Day - the last away game of the season - is set for Middlesbrough, although a trip to Bristol City two weeks prior will almost certainly prove more popular.

If you’re looking forward to games against either Leeds United or Blackburn Rovers, you’ll have to book work off as all four of those games will be mid-week. Home matches QPR and Norwich have also been penned into the first half of the season as mid-week.

Full 2018/19 Fixture List

Friday, August 3 - Reading v Derby County (20:00)
Saturday, Aug 11 - Nottingham Forest v Reading
Sat, Aug 18 - Reading v Bolton Wanderers
Wednesday, Aug 22 - Blackburn Rovers v Reading (19:45)
Sat, Aug 25 - Aston Villa v Reading
Sat, September 1 - Reading v Sheffield Wednesday
Sat, Sept 15 - Preston North End v Reading
Wed, Sept 19 - Reading v Norwich City (20:00)
Sat, Sept 22 - Reading v Hull City
Sat, Sept 29 - Brentford v Reading
Tuesday, October 2 - Reading v Queens Park Rangers (20:00)
Sat, Oct 6: West Brom v Reading
Sat, Oct 20 - Reading v Millwall
Wed, Oct 24 - Birmingham City v Reading (19:45)
Sat, Oct 27 - Swansea City v Reading
Sat, November 3 - Reading v Bristol City
Sat, Nov 10 - Reading v Ipswich Town
Sat, Nov 24 - Wigan Athletic v Reading
Tues, Nov 27 - Leeds United v Reading (19:45)
Sat, December 1 - Reading v Stoke City
Sat, Dec 8 - Reading v Sheffield United
Sat, Dec 15 - Rotherham United v Reading
Sat, Dec 22 - Reading v Middlesbrough
Wed, Dec 26 - Millwall v Reading
Sat, Dec 29 - Queens Park Rangers v Reading
Tues, January 1 - Reading v Swansea City
Sat, Jan 12 - Reading v Nottingham Forest
Sat, Jan 19 - Derby County v Reading
Sat, Jan 26 - Bolton Wanderers v Reading
Sat, February 2 - Reading v Aston Villa
Sat, Feb 9 - Sheffield Wednesday v Reading
Wed, Feb 13 - Reading v Blackburn Rovers (20:00)
Sat, Feb 16 - Sheffield United v Reading
Sat, Feb 23 - Reading v Rotherham
Sat, March 2 - Ipswich Town v Reading
Sat, Mar 9 - Reading v Wigan Athletic
Tues, Mar 12 - Reading v Leeds Utd (20:00)
Sat, Mar 16 - Stoke City v Reading
Sat, Mar 30 - Reading v Preston North End
Sat, April 6 - Hull City v Reading
Tues, Apr 9 - Norwich City v Reading (19:45)
Sat, Apr 13 - Reading v Brentford
Fri, Apr 19 - Bristol City v Reading
Monday, Apr 22 - Reading v West Brom
Sat, Apr 27 - Middlesbrough v Reading
Sun, May 5 - Reading v Birmingham City (12:30).

These fixtures are of course all subject to change, depending on things like games being picked for TV and length of cup runs.