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·21 September 2023

U21s Preview: Reading vs Leeds United

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Under-21s in Premier League 2 action.

Leeds United Under-21s face Reading Under-21s in Premier League 2 action on Friday evening (7pm).

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The Whites travel to the Select Car Leasing Stadium hoping to continue their fine start to the 2023/24 campaign.

An opening day win away from home at Brighton & Hove Albion was followed up with another three points against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Defeat at home to West Ham United ended the unbeaten run, before then returning to winning ways at home to Stoke City last time out in the league.

Michael Skubala’s side have now won four out of their opening five matches across all competitions, after also claiming three points in their opening Premier League Cup fixture last Friday at home to Colchester United.

Noel Hunt is in charge of the Royals and they have had an equally impressive start to the season themselves, having an identical record in the league.

Reading sit just one place above Leeds in the table due to goal difference, with Hunt’s side also winning three and losing once in their opening matches.

They come into this game on the back of a defeat however, having lost 3-0 away from home at Arsenal prior to the international break. Prior to that loss, the team had not conceded in the league having had a run of three straight clean sheets.

In what is expected to be another tight but exciting encounter, both teams will be looking to win the match and if they can do so, it would mean more upwards movement in the table for the victors.

Supporter information:

If you are able to attend the match on Friday night at the Select Car Leasing Stadium, entry for everyone is free!

No ticket is needed in advance, with supporters asked to make their way to Gate 4 of the West Stand for entry.

Parking at the stadium is also free of charge.

Last time out in the league, against Stoke City:

How to follow:

For fans not attending, Friday night’s match will be shown live on LUTV!

For supporters wishing to keep updated on the progress of the Under-21s during the game, you can stay right here on leedsunited.com to full updates on our live blog throughout the 90 minutes.

A full report and reaction will follow after the game, as well as being able to see the highlights and reaction.

League position:

Reading: 6th

Leeds: 7th

Who is in charge?

Reading: Noel Hunt

Leeds: Michael Skubala

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