How to watch Reading FC vs Charlton Athletic live, kick-off time and team news
Reading is back in pre-season action this weekend when he hosts League One team Charlton Athletic.
It marks the return of former Reading manager Nigel Adkins, who is now the Addicks boss, and potentially Chris Gunter, who left the Royals last summer after nearly a decade at the club.
The match is played behind closed doors at the Select Car Leasing Stadium at the request of the two managers.
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The Royals are hoping to bounce back from their 3-0 loss to West Ham United on Wednesday night.
Both teams will want to get the most out of the game as the new season approaches, with just two weeks left before their respective campaigns start.
What time is the kick-off?
The match at Select Car Leasing Stadium will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 24.
How to follow the game
Journalist Jonathan Low will have full coverage of the game in a live blog throughout the afternoon here on BerkshireLive .
Is it on TV?
The match is broadcast live by both clubs.
Visit the club’s websites for more information.
Reading fans must have or create a Royals TV account to access the stream. Registration is free.
No, the game is a closed-door affair, so no fans are allowed.
The first team news
The Royals are expected to field a similar squad on Wednesday night against West Ham.
This means a strong team for the first hour or so, followed mainly by youngsters for the last half hour.
Trialists Achraf Lazaar and Kyle Edwards could both feature.
Defensive pair Tom Holmes and Tom McIntyre are unlikely to run the risk of being isolated, while the same is true of George Puscas.
Lucas Joao is also expected to miss the game but is expected to be back for the Crystal Palace game a week later.
The Addicks beat Dartford 2-1 last weekend and before that they had beaten Welling United 3-0 and lost 2-1 to Celtic.
Former Reading defender Chris Gunter could be listed, having been granted additional leave after playing Euro 2020.