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Match Preview: Reading U23 vs Brentford B

Rematch sees Royals host Bees at Hogwood Park

24 January 2018

Brentford B play Reading U23s for the second time in a week today, taking on The Royals away from home after the 9-1 win at Jersey Road on Sunday.

Alan Judge scored from the penalty spot in the victory in West London at the weekend, and could start his fourth B Team game of the season this afternoon. 

The most recent win for Kevin O'Connor's side came after two draws to Manchester City and Exeter City. Sunday saw Lewis Macleod, Tom Field and Emiliano Marcondes score braces as Zain Westbrooke and Reece Cole put the icing on the cake in the final minutes.

B Team captain Westbrooke and recent Newport County loanee Cole look most likely to start the game in Berkshire later today, with the others dropping out as Norwich City looms for the First Team.

Ellery Balcombe and Herson Rodrigues Alves missed the first game through injury but could return to the lineup for the return trip down the M4. Danish fullback Lukas Talbro returned to action in the first leg, coming on as a substitute in the second half. He could be in line for a first start since 25 November.


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