Reading v Cardiff. Team line up and preview

Last updated : 09 April 2022 By Michael Morris

Saturday 9th April, ko 3:00pm


Reading boss Paul Ince: "“We are at home where we look quite strong, the Stoke win was another massive lift for the lads, building the bricks of confidence but also momentum. Cardiff will come here, they’ve got nothing to lose - a bit like Stoke, and it is another important game for us. Hopefully we can get a result on Saturday then it can give us a bit of a buffer.”

Cardiff City boss Steve Morison: " It’s about learning. And I’ve learned that if I say the wrong word, that’s what you guys will focus on and that’s difficult. Unfortunately, we’ve got a job to do and it’s always hard for you guys to understand and it’s hard for the fans to understand, Reading then becomes the most important thing for us. We have to move on from it. I don’t know what people expect us to do when we come in on Monday morning. We have to deal with it and move on. We can’t change that until the next time you play Swansea. "

Match facts

  • Reading are unbeaten in 10 league games against Cardiff City (W5 D5) since a 2-0 defeat in November 2015.
  • Cardiff are looking for their first away league win against Reading since November 2011, a 2-1 victory under Malky Mackay; they are winless in six since then (D4 L2).
  • Reading have won two of their last three league games (D1), as many as they had in their previous 17 (D4 L11).
  • Cardiff have only scored three goals in the first half of their 18 away Championship games this season, the joint-fewest of any team along with Preston.
  • Reading’s John Swift has been involved in five goals in his five league starts against Cardiff (3 goals, 2 assists), while he’s only scored more against Preston (5) and QPR (4) than he has against the Bluebirds (3).

Match Officials:

Assistants: Darren Cann and Adam Crysell
Fourth Official : Charles Breakspear