Reading FC is locked in a relegation battle, with only the incompetence of the sides below them preventing them from being in the drop zone. Reading are in 18th place, five points above Birmingham City and the relegation spots. Leeds, on the other hand, were pretenders for the playoffs until January, and then the wheels came off the season, which resulted in a change in “head coaches” as Thomas Christiansen was replaced by Barnsley FC boss Paul Heckingottom.
Jaap Stam, who lead Reading to the playoff final last season, is somehow still in charge of Reading, although it doesn’t sound like anyone thinks he’ll last the summer.
So will Leeds put some ugly losses behind them at nick a win away from home?
The match will only be streamed on LUTV and there will not be a beamback at Elland Road, unlike a lot of previous away matches. So overseas customers, you know the drill, pay your £5 to see the match. Local fans who aren’t traveling to this afternoon’s match will have to either listen to the radio or find a dodgy stream online somewhere.
EDIT: Here are the lineups
TEAM NEWS | Three changes for Reading this afternoon: Ilori, Bacuna and Böðvarsson all return to the team.— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) March 10, 2018
Reading: Jaakkola, Gunter (c), Moore, Ilori, Bacuna, Clement, Evans, Kelly, Aluko, Barrow, Böðvarsson.
Subs: Mannone, Swift, Edwards, Blackett, Smith, Loader, Holmes. pic.twitter.com/x3jgcbR47S