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Breaking News ! Welcome to live coverage of Reading's Championship encounter with Brentford. Kick-off at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday evening is 6pm. Royals are still looking for their first win since the resumption of the season following a 1-1 draw with Stoke City and a 2-1 defeat at Derby County. The Bees, meanwhile, thumped Sheffield Wednesday 5-0 in the game prior to lockdown and in the past week they have beaten Fulham 2-0 and West Brom 1-0 so are in red hot form. Find out how you can get the latest news from BerkshireLive delivered straight to your inbox Reading, who sit 15th in the league table, could do with a victory to ease clear of the relegation zone with just seven points separating them from the bottom three. A win for third-placed Brentford would see them move to within two points of West Brom in second. Read More Related Articles The story behind Danny Loader's Reading FC exit - a sad but predictable end Read More Related Articles Reading FC braced for summer player exodus as manager makes bold claim Reporter Jonathan Low is at the Mad Stad for all the action as it happens throughout the evening. Follow his updates in the live blog below for analysis, commentary and reaction.Key EventsReading braced for summer player exodus10:37Sky Sports pundit's predictionPundits don’t really like Reading, do they? They don’t really dedicate too much time to the club and whenever there is a Reading game on, the focus seems to be on the opposition for the most part.And whenever predictions are made, Royals invariably are down to lose so, you’ll be delighted to hear (or not) that today is no different.Sky Sports pundit David Prutton has been giving his predictions for the latest round of Championship fixtures.Royals fans look away now....Prutton’s prediction: Reading 0 Brentford 1Let’s hope he’s wrong..
.David PruttonKEY EVENTReading braced for summer player exodusReading manager Mark Bowen has warned there is a ‘real danger’ key players could be sold this summer to help balance the books.A summer exodus of players following the end of the season is already likely with eight senior players out of contract and five players on loan.But that’s not it with a massive squad, huge wage bill and the current pandemic causing a huge range of issues for the club financially.More hereReading manager Mark Bowen (Image: Grahame Larter)Youngster departs ReadingToday is the final day Danny Loader can call himself a Reading player.The teenager - yes he’s still only 19 - has been at the club since he was 12 and broke into the first team aged 16.However, he’s failed to cut it so far at senior level and has decided not to sign a new contract with the club.It brings to an end a long running saga of will he, won’t he, sign a new deal.An offer was on the table at the end of last year for him, which he didn’t take, but then took, but it was too late.Here is the full story of his departure from RoyalsReading forward Danny Loader (Image: Berkshire Live)Good afternoonWell, this is a little strange, isn’t it?! Football late afternoon on a Tuesday.In these strange times, maybe it’s not quite as unusual as we once thought and it’s something we’re getting used to - for the time being at least.Back to today then and it’s Reading v Brentford at Madejski Stadium.It’s the third game back since the resumption of the season and Royals are still after their first win.A 1-1 draw at Stoke and 2-1 loss at Derby means things have not gone to plan so far for Mark Bowen and his side.Tests do not come much tougher than Brentford in the Championship, however, so it’s set to be a huge challenge this evening.Will Reading rise to this? Or will their disappointing form continue?Stay here for all the build-up over the next couple of hours. Kick-off is 6pm.
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