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Wycombe Wanderers vs Reading
Tuesday 23rd February 2021, k.o. 7.45pm GMT
Sky Bet Championship
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Reading are first up in a double-header of visits of promotion-chasing sides to Adams Park this week, with Wycombe looking to avenge a harsh defeat at the Madejski Stadium earlier this season and the frustrating last-gasp defeat to Derby last time out on home turf.
Recent performances have breathed new life and optimism into the Chairboys' survival charge and they now need the fine margins to fall in their favour, having missed key chances to snatch a point at least when they lost 1-0 to the Royals in October.
A second clean sheet in five outings at the weekend saw them return from Millwall with a point, and now the aim is to collect all three points this evening against a Reading side who've lost three of their last four games, but boast one of the best away records in the division.
Uche Ikpeazu, Garath McCleary and Jordan Obita are all in line to face their former clubs, with former Wycombe youth-teamer Josh Laurent likely to start for the Royals.
Last Time Out
Here are the highlights from the 1-0 loss at the Madejski Stadium in October.
David Stockdale could keep his place between the sticks after keeping a clean sheet on Saturday due to Ryan Allsop's absence through injury, while Joe Jacobson, Curtis Thompson and Adebayo Akinfenwa are all edging closer to a return and could be considered.
Reading are without the injured trip John Swift, Yakou Meite and Felipe Araruna, but Liam Moore and George Puscas both returned from knocks at the weekend and are expected to feature.
Wanderers will be in their regular home strip.
Man in the Middle
Dean Whitestone has shown 40 yellow cards and two reds in his 22 games so far this season; he referees a Wycombe game for the first time since December 2018 - a 2-2 draw at Gillingham. The experienced official first took charge of a Wanderers fixture in February 2006, and his overall record in 18 fixtures reads: 29 yellows shown, one red, and two penalties awarded.
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