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Preview: Reading vs. Blackburn Rovers - Predictions, Team News, Lineups

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Sports Mole previews Wednesday’s championship clash between Reading and Blackburn Rovers, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

read host Blackburn Rovers at the championship on Wednesday.

The visitors topped West Bromwich Albion 2-1 on Sunday, while Reading lost 4-0 to Rotherham United on Saturday.

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Coming into the championship season as one of the three lowest-priced teams that most bookmakers would be relegated to, it always looked like it was going to be tough. Paul Ince Navigate in Redding.

The former England international midfielder took over as manager in February and led the Royals to a final 2, 2, despite the club suffering a six-point deduction after breaking Financial Fair Play rules. It was maintained with a margin of 3.

In the meantime, the threat of another six-point penalty looms if Reading’s business plan fails to comply with the required standards set out by the English Football League’s regulator last October. must allow players to focus on improvement. pitch.

So far they have beaten Cardiff City at home but suffered two away losses, and Saturday’s away loss to relegation-candidate rivals Rotherham has already set the tone for the Berkshire-based club as a whole. It has dealt a devastating blow to a declining confidence level.

The Reading goalkeeper scored all four goals before half-time Joe Lumley 1 unsuccessful save for the entire 90 minutes Paul WarneAspects of were placed in the clinical display.

Ince hopes his return to Select Car Leasing Stadium will provoke a big reaction against league leaders Blackburn on Wednesday, but is positive as they face an embarrassing EFL Cup exit at the hands of Stevenage. You will need more than home support to achieve good results.

Sam Gallagher celebrates scoring for Blackburn Rovers on 14 August 2022© Reuters

Certainly made the odd move of losing and replacing some top team players Tony Mowbray When John Dahl Thomason In the dugout, not much was expected from Blackburn this season despite finishing eighth last time.

But after just three matches and a brilliant start under the management of the former Danish striker, Rovers join League Two’s Leyton Orient as the only Football League team with a 100% record.

Thomason had twice won the Swedish Allsvenskan division in his previous spells at Malmö, but had only managed Excelsior and Roda JC in the Netherlands a few years before that, especially since Mowbray was in general There was much skepticism surrounding the appointment after his good performance. relatively limited budget.

Queens Park Rangers, Swansea City and West Brom were all dispatched early in the campaign, but Rovers scored six goals overall and eventually conceded their first goal of the season. Grady Diangana I pulled one back for Baggies over the weekend.

Thomason’s offensive style is a breath of fresh air in an increasingly conservative division, with the 45-year-old Thomason running four attackers. Ben Bretton Diaz, Sam Gallagher, Sammy Smodics When Ryan Hedgeswounded bradley duck He scored a goal in last week’s 4-0 victory over Hartlepool United in the EFL Cup.

Whether his team can keep the winning streak going is another matter, but they’ll be confident they will against the ill-fated Reading team on Wednesday.

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Ben Bretton Diaz celebrates scoring for Blackburn Rovers on 14 August 2022© Reuters

Reading have a number of injury concerns that must be addressed right now. Liam Moore, lucas joan (both knees), Ovi Ejaria, Femi Aziz (both hamstrings), Sam Hutchinson (leg), Yakomeite When Scott Dunn (both calves) It’s unlikely that everything will return until around the end of August at the earliest.

So with Ince’s limited ability to change the losing team after a heavy loss to Rotherham over the weekend, players in the same group will prove the loss was a mistake by putting on a much better display. You may be asked to

Blackburn, on the other hand, moves without a defender Scott Wharton because of a calf injury.

17 years old Ashley Phillips proxy together Daniel Ayala He was central to the defense against West Brom on Sunday and will need a nod from his manager to start again if he can shake off the knock that saw him drop out as a precaution in injury time.

like a duck Tayo Edun and borrower Tyler Morton Thomason could come off the bench as he tries to maintain a stable starting XI.

Loadable starting lineup:
Lumley; Yadom, Holmes, McIntyre, Guinness Walker. Forna, Loum. Ince, Howlett,’s long

Blackburn Rovers starters:
Kaminsky; Britten, Phillips, Ayala, Pickering. Travis, Buckley. Hedges, Smodic, Diaz.Gallagher

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We say: Read 1-3 Blackburn Rovers

Given its high reliability and recent excellent results, you can imagine visitors rioting.

With Diaz and Gallagher now showing great scoring prowess and Joan still injured, Reading lack a reliable source of goals and appear to be leaking in defense.

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