Our prediction for this Championship match:
After holding Milwall to a goalless draw at The Den, Wycombe Wanderers will be looking to escape the relegation zone when they take on Reading in the Championship round 32. The Chairboys are stuck at the bottom of the table, and, as things stand now, they will find it hard to avoid the drop to the League One. Wycombe produce much better showings at home than on the travels, but they face a difficult task in Tuesday’s showdown.
The Royals, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Middlesbrough at the weekend. Veljko Paunovic’s troops aim to stay in the playoffs berth, and it seems as if they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. Even though both John Swift and Yakou Meite are sidelined with injuries, we are tempted to put our money on Reading as Wycombe do not seem to be competitive at this level.
Highlighted Player (Jason McCarthy):
Jason McCarthy is a product of the famous Southampton youth academy. McCarthy started his youth career in his hometown club back in 2002 and he made his senior debut with the Saints in the Premier League on December 26, 2014, coming as a substitute for Nathaniel Clyne in a 3-1 away victory at Crystal Palace.
After spending a couple of seasons on loan at Wycombe Wanderers and Walsall, the English defender signed a three-year deal with Barnsley in the summer of 2017 for an undisclosed fee. Jason McCarthy was struggling to secure a first-team football at the Oakwell stadium outfit and, as a result, he returned to Wycombe Wanderers on August 9, 2018, penning a three-year contract with the League One side.
His preferred foot is right, his main position centre-back, but he is used as a right-back as well. Jason McCarthy was born in Southampton on November 7, 1995.
Highlighted Team (Reading):
Reading FC is a professional football club that play in the Championship. The club was formed in 1871 and Madejski Stadium has been the home of Reading since 1998. The Royals used to play their home games at Elm Park in the past (1896 - 1998). Reading made it to the FA Cup semi-finals on two occasions (1927, 2015), but they have yet to win the prestigious trophy.
The likes of Robin Friday, Trevor Senior, Steve Death, Shaka Hislop, Phil Parkinson, Alf Messer, Jimmy Quinn, Michael Gilkes, Ronnie Blackman, Pavel Pogrebnyak and Martin Hicks are some of their more notable footballers. Aldershot Town were considered Reading’s fiercest rivals, but the Shots went out of business in 1992.
Seeing that Aldershot rejoined the league in 2008 it remains to be seen if the rivalry is going to be re-established in near future. Swindon Town and Oxford United are considered Reading’s big rivals as well.