Berkshire news Reading's 6 summer friendlies including Benfica and ways fans can watch them PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - The countdown to the new 2022/23 Championship season is on for Paul Ince and Reading FC as they aim to improve on last year's 21st place finish
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Reading FC's players have some tough fixtures in store to help them build up to the new Championship season. The squad is back in for pre-season on Wednesday at Bearwood and from then, they will have five-and-a-half weeks until the opening game of the new campaign. Currently, there are only 12 senior players on the club's books for 2022/23 so manager Paul Ince and head of football operations Mark Bowen will be working 24/7 to get new faces through the door. READ MORE: Reading goalkeeper Joe Lumley's bold statement after securing loan move from Middlesbrough The only new addition so far this summer has been goalkeeper Joe Lumley, who has been brought in on a season-long loan deal from Middlesbrough. The 27-year-old former QPR youth product will battle Luke Southwood for the no.1 jersey following the departure of Orjan Nyland at the end of last season. Royals have six games over the coming weeks to prepare themselves for the new season and below is a list of who they're against, when and where they are, and how fans can watch them. Colchester United - Saturday, July 2 Bearwood, behind closed doors - 1pm Reading kick off their pre-season schedule against The U's at the training ground. The League Two side finished 15th last season. The game is being played behind closed doors so coverage of it will be supplied by the club's media team. Benfica - Saturday, July 9 St George's Park, behind closed doors - 4pm Portuguese giants Benfica await Reading at the end of their week-long training camp in Staffordshire. Like Colchester, the game is being played behind closed doors so no fans will be allowed to attend. However, there will be coverage of the game here on BerkshireLive. Maidenhead United - Tuesday, July 12 Bearwood, behind closed doors - 1pm National League side Maidenhead are the second opponents set to come to Bearwood for a friendly.
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. The game is behind closed doors but there will be coverage of it here on BerkshireLive. West Ham United - Saturday, July 16 Select Car Leasing Stadium - 3pm Reading host the Hammers for the second successive summer and will be looking to avenge the 3-0 defeat last July. This game will be open to supporters although ticket information is yet to be released. There will also be live updates on BerkshireLive.
Ovie Ejaria during Reading's pre-season game with West Ham last summer
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AFC Wimbledon - Tuesday, July 19 Plough Lane - 7.45pm Reading head to the Dons for what will probably be their penultimate pre-season game. The League Two side, who signed former Royals captain Alex Pearce earlier this summer, were relegated to the fourth tier last season. This game will be open to supporters and ticket details will be announced in due course. Full coverage will be provided on BerkshireLive. Brighton and Hove Albion - Saturday, July 23 Select Car Leasing Stadium - 3pm The final fixture of pre-season sees Reading host the Seagulls at the SCL Stadium. Graham Potter's side had their best ever top-flight finish last year (ninth) so will provide Royals with a stern challenge. Again, ticket details are still to be confirmed but fans will be able to attend the match. We'll also have coverage here on BerkshireLive. Get the latest Reading FC news from BerkshireLive delivered straight to your inbox with our new newsletter
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