Reading vs Queens Park Rangers preview: How to watch, team news, kick-off time predicted lineups and ones to watch
QPR's Lyndon Dykes celebrates his goal with team mates and fans during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Coventry City at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium., London, UK on 28th August 2021.

Reading and Queens Park Rangers will be looking for a winning return after the international break, as the two sides clash at the Select Car Leasing Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Both sides are at completely different ends of the table, with QPR unbeaten in the opening five games, meanwhile Reading have only won once. 

Tension has been raised coming into the game after QPR put away tickets on general sale but didn’t receive extra allocation from  Reading. Fans of both teams have been going back and forth on social media over the past week. This will hopefully make what is already looking like a lively game even better.

Team news

Reading could see up to four new signings feature on Saturday, with Danny Drinkwater, Abdul Baba Rahman, Alen Halilovic and Scott Dann all in line to start. They will be without the likes of Lucas Joao and Yakou Meite, however Ovie Ejaria could return.

QPR might also see new signing Andre Gray feature after securing a loan move from Watford, especially as fellow striker Lyndon Dykes is having to be assessed after international duty with Scotland. Lee Wallace is out with a hamstring injury.

Predicted lineups


Rafael; Yiadom, Morrison, Moore, Rahman, Drinkwater, Laurent, Halilovic, Swift, Hoilett, Puscas.


Dieng; Dickie, de Wijs, Barbet, Odubajo, Ball, Johansen, Kakay, Willock, Chair, Dykes.

Ones to watch

Rob Dickie 

The centre-back has arguably been the best player in the league so far this season, scoring long-range screamers, keeping clean sheets and making excellent goal-line clearances. They signed him from Oxford United last summer for a fee believed to be around £2 million, and what a bargain that is looking to be now.

John Swift

The midfielder has shown his quality in the Championship once again, with a stellar start to the season. Five games in and he already has three goals and two assists. If he keeps up this form, he may be the key player to save Reading's season.

Previous Meetings

The last time these two sides met was back in March, when the two sides fought out a 1-1 draw, with goals from Dykes and Meite.

How to watch

As it is a 15:00 BST kick-off, it is unavailable to be streamed in the UK. Audio commentary is available via the club websites.