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Breaking News ! Welcome to our live coverage of Reading against Blackburn Rovers this evening in the Championship. Kick-off at Madejski Stadium is 8pm. It's an important game for Royals as they look to make the most of home advantage and secure another valuable three points in their quest for a play-off spot. Veljko Paunovic's side, who beat Rotherham United 1-0 over the weekend, start the day in fifth place in the league table but can ill afford too many slip-ups in the next few weeks if they want a top-six finish. Find out how you can get the latest news from BerkshireLive delivered straight to your inbox Royals have won just two of their past seven games while Rovers haven't won since the end of January. Since then they have lost five and drawn once. Reading can't go any higher than fifth - even with a win - while Blackburn can move up three places to 12th if they emerge victorious and other results go their way. Reporter Jonathan Low will bring you all the action from the game in the live blog below. Follow his updates for match commentary, analysis and reaction throughout the evening. Keep an eye out for a live video on our dedicated Reading FC page on Facebook as well post match. Read More Related Articles 'A must win game' - Sky Sports pundit David Prutton's verdict on Reading FC v Blackburn Rovers Read More Related Articles How to watch Reading FC v Blackburn Rovers: Live stream, TV channel and kick off time Key EventsHow to watch Reading v Blackburn09:44Jonathan LowLeft-backs that could replace Omar Richards As Reading are set to lose Omar Richards to Bayern Munich this summer, the club's primary focus must now be on finding a replacement.Richards, 23, has come through the ranks at Royals and after plenty of impressive performances for Veljko Paunovic's side this season, has been rewarded with a move to the current Champions League holders.In light of this, here are some options Reading can look at as they look to address the large hole which will be left by Richards.Tottenham defender Danny Rose is set to leave the club this summer (Image: James Chance/Getty Images)Jonathan LowA must win game for Royals?Sky Sports pundit David Prutton is backing Reading to come out on top tonight.Royals are looking to do the double over Rovers having beaten them 4-2 at Ewood Park in the reverse fixture back in October.EFL expert Prutton says Reading will have enough to see off Tony Mowbray's side, and he has called it a 'must win' affair for Royals at the Mad Stad.Here is what he had to sayDavid Prutton (Image: Coventry Telegraph)Jonathan LowRichards to Bayern MunichReading defender Omar Richards has reportedly agreed to move to Bayern Munich this summer.The left-back has been strongly linked with a move to the Champions League winners in recent months after a brilliant season so far for Royals.The 23-year-old is out of contract this summer and is said to have passed a medical and agreed a four-year deal with the Bundesliga side.Full story hereReading defender Omar Richards (Image: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)KEY EVENTHow to watch Reading v BlackburnThe match at the Mad Stad is once again being played behind closed doors due to the pandemic but there are still plenty of ways to follow it tonight.
.Royals had hoped to have the pair back for Saturday's win at Rotherham United but the game came too soon for them.Here is the latest injury news heading into the fixture with Rovers.Reading midfielder Andy Rinomhota (Image: James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)Jonathan LowMcAnuff appointed interim boss of Leyton OrientFormer Reading favourite Jobi McAnuff has taken his first step into management having been appointed interim manager of Leyton Orient.The League Two outfit sacked Ross Embleton over the weekend following a 3-1 defeat by Tranmere Rovers which left The O's eight points off the play-off places.McAnuff, 39, has played more than 150 games for Orient over two spells and captained the side to the National League title in 2018/19.Full story hereJobi McAnuff in his Reading days (Image: Eddie Greville )Jonathan LowReading's stance on Michael Morrison, Tom McIntyre and others out of contractReading have some big decisions to make this summer with as many as six first-team squad members out of contract at the end of the season.Luke Southwood, Michael Morrison, Tom McIntyre, Omar Richards, Sone Aluko and Sam Baldock all have deals that run until June 30.Royals boss Veljko Paunovic has hinted over the past couple of months who he wants to keep at the club for next season and beyond.Financial restrictions once again are likely to mean money is tight and there will be an emphasis this summer on reducing the wage bill.Several years of extravagant spending on transfers and wages have resulted in Reading having to cut costs moving forward.That said, Paunovic will be keen to keep as much of his squad together as possible to have the best chance of success next year.The first priority will be on resolving the futures of those who are out of contract this summer so here is more detail on the club's stance on all of themReading defender Michael Morrison (Image: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)Jonathan LowRob DickieFormer Reading defender Rob Dickie admits he has 'no bad feelings' towards the club over the manner of his exit just over three years ago.The 24-year-old came through the youth system at Reading but played just one game for the senior side before being let go by Jaap Stam in January 2018.Many Royals fans wanted to see more of Dickie, who had loan spells in the lower leagues with Basingtoke Town, Cheltenham Town and Lincoln City while on Reading's books.More hereQPR defender and former Reading player Rob Dickie (Image: Ian Randall/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)Jonathan LowGood afternoonHello and welcome to live coverage of Reading v Blackburn! It's another matchday for Royals as the games continue to come thick and fast in the Championship as we enter the business end of the season.Kick off tonight is 8pm against a Rovers side who are woefully out of form.Reading regained some confidence over the weekend with a 1-0 win at Rotherham and will be hoping to make the most of back to back games at the Madejski this week.Stay here for all the build-up for the visit of Rovers.In the mean time, we'll post a few stories from the past 24 hours or so which you may be interested in.Jonathan LowAffiliate
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