Reading will be taking on Colchester United on Saturday in a pre-season friendly with both teams looking to kickstart their preparations for 2022/23.
Reading will be taking on Colchester United on Saturday in a pre-season friendly with both teams looking to kickstart their preparations for 2022/23 season. The match will be conducted behind closed-doors. Reading will be again taking part in the second division of English football, the Championship having finished at the 21st spot last season only one place away from relegation. Colchester United, on the other hand finished 15th in the League Two 2021/22, the fourth tier of English football.
|Reading vs Colchester United||Key Details|
|Date||2 July, 2022|
|Venue||Bearwood Park Training Facility, Berkshire|
|Kickoff time India||5:30 pm IST|
|Kickoff time England||12 noon GMT|
Reading closed their last season in a disastrous way with four defeats, one draw and just a solitary win in their last six games. This type of poor form marked most of their last season and unsurprisingly they finished 21st which was a major disappointment for the club’s fans. Coach, Paul Ince will be hoping for better performances and displays this time around and will know that a good pre-season will be key for that. Reading have already strengthened themselves in the transfer window with the arrivals of Tom Ince, Dean Bouzanis, Joe Lumley and reportedly are in for other targets as well.
As for Colchester United, this pre-season fixture will provide them with a great test to commence their proceedings for the 2022-23 season. They finished 15th last table in League Two and will be looking for a much better campaign in the upcoming months. Alex Newby and Sam Hornby have been confirmed as the club’s new players this summer. Colchester will also be clashing against clubs like Millwall and Southend United in their subsequent pre-season friendlies.
Managers of both the outfits will be looking at this game from a long-term perspective. Hence, it won’t be a surprise if most of the players get a chance to showcase their skills at some point or the other during the match. Reading will be aiming at giving new faces, Ince, Bouzanis and Lumley their debuts while Colchester United will be looking for the same with Newby and Sam Hornby. This will give the managers a good look as they prepare their tactics and formations ahead of the upcoming season.
Reading possible line-up: Bouzanis, Holmes, Morrison, Yiadom, Dorsett, Ejaria, Meite, Camara, Joao, Clakre, Ince
Colchester United possible line-up: Hornby, Smith, Chambers, Smith, Eastman, Newby, Chilvers, Judge, Huws, Sears, Akinde
The pre-season friendly match between Reading vs Colchester United will take place at Bearwood Park Training Facility, Berkshire on Saturday at 5:30 pm IST.
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