Reading vs Sheffield Wednesday preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
Reading's George Puscas (right) celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Blackburn Rovers at Madejski Stadium on March 2, 2021 in Reading, England. (Photo by David Horton - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Reading will be looking to move closer towards the top 2 in the Championship with a win over Sheffield Wednesday at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday.

A win would take the royals within six points of second place, as long as results go their way.

On the contrary, a win for the owls would prove beneficial in their fight against relegation, with three points potentially taking them to within four points of safety.

Team news

Reading could potentially see the return of Yakou Meite to the squad, after a couple of weeks out injured. Michael Morrison is unlikely to appear after coming off midway through their game earlier in the week. 

Wednesday may have centre-back Joost Van Aken returning to the squad, as Darren Moore continues to assess his squad.

Predicted lineups 

Reading:

Rafael; Yiadom, Holmes, Moore, Richards, Laurent, Semedo, Ejaria, Olise, Puscas, Joao.

Sheffield Wednesday:

Wildsmith; Harris, Dunkley, Lees, Borner, Penney, Shaw, Hutchinson, Bannan, Windass, Paterson.

Ones to watch

George Puscas

The Romanian came back in for his first start since November and performed excellently, scoring the only goal in their 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night. His hunger was on show, and expect it to be again on Saturday.

Barry Bannan

The Scotsman has been the owls main creator for a couple of seasons  and still is now, boasting the most assists for them this season with four so far.

Previous meetings

The last time these two sides met was earlier in the season when the two sides drew 1-1, when Lucas Joao scored against his former club to cancel out Callum Paterson's opener.

How to watch

This match will kick off at 15:00 GMT on Saturday, March 7, and is available to watch by purchasing an iFollow pass for £10.

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