Reading v Derby

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Going for a narrow home win. I expect Clarke will pick the same team as Friday night assuming there are no injuries.
 

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Derby have a very good midfield which I am quite fearful of, so far this season I feel we've won every midfield battle which has helped us go on to get decent results.

Cautious 1-1 draw.

A win would be massive, if we could beat Brentford, Ipswich and Derby back to back then it'll really show that we mean business this year.
 
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Once we get 2x injuries to our midfield players you won't be envious! Hughes along with Thorne and Baird now out.

Going for a 2-0 loss here.
 

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I can't see past a comfortable home win. I've said 3-1 a few times now, so I'll stick with that.

No Thorne or Baird, means no defensive midfielder and that ultimately means we look fragile through the middle. I also think Clement will go back to picking names out of a hat, so I wouldn't be surprised to see at least five changes from the side that beat Preston.

Carson; Shotton, Keogh, Shackell, Forsyth; Johnson, Hendrick, Butterfield; Weimann, Martin, Russell
 

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Key words there being "Could" and "Would".

Pearce seems like a bit of a waste really, he's getting nowhere near our starting 11 with Keogh and Shacks.

2-0 Reading.
 

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6 games in and the cone collector is being derided for ''pulling names out of a hat''

Money can't buy you tactical nous can it. Can't bode well for the chap...
 

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I like how Johnson, Hendrick and Butterfield is a weak midfield.

Admittedly I don't know anything about Butterfield except he cost you a fair chunk, but Johnson is more than good enough for this league and Jeff Hendrick one of your more consistent performers for a few years now!
 

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It's not weak, it's very unbalanced though. Not one of those have any where near the defensive capabilities that Thorne/Baird would give us.

Can see a big tinker here, 4-4-2 maybe!
 

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According to fans at the stadium both Sa and Shackell did pretty much the same thing to each other, one gets a red, the other only a yellow?
 
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Radio Derby said shackell just let Sa put his head in, so essentially used his experience. They didn't see surprised by it either when he received a red. Sky sports news didn't catch it on camera so we may never know.

Can see this being a goalless draw
 

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Probably thrown as many points away this season as we've picked up.

Need to turn this around in Bristol at the weekend.
 

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