A sparring match in more ways than one, Reading's final pre-season friendly ended goal-less as the clash with Espanyol was more memorable for two red cards and some feisty challenges over any goalmouth activity.
Bucks Royal made the short trip (for him) to South Buckinghamshire to see Reading take a well-earned draw from Swansea City. Here's his match report and analysis from a very, very wet night in Wycombe.
Ah it seems only yesterday we were talking of Adam Federici and Chris Gunter but now we've made it to the business end of the pitch as we look at how Reading FC's forward department is looking heading into the summer.
72% of you felt the centre of the midfield was a middling to low priority this summer for Reading but what about those tasked with flanking them? WARNING - This article will contain references to Hal Robson-Kanu.
With the window opening in just under a month's time we're going to spend the next few days looking at the state of the present squad and what Steve Clarke needs to do this summer, starting with the goalkeeping position.