The Football League makes a welcome return tonight as Reading take on Derby County in the Championship.
Tonight’s game will see former Chelsea and England hero Frank Lampard make his managerial debut with the Rams. He starts up against his former Stamford Bridge coach, Paul Clement.
Reading may be hosts tonight, but the Royals only just avoided relegation last season, and are 5/2 outsiders this evening.
Plenty of eyes will be on Matej Vydra tonight. The Rams’ top scorer last season had been on his way to Leeds United in an £11m deal before talks collapsed over personal terms.
Leeds have since signed Patrick Bamford, and Lampard has stated Vydra will be back in the Derby fold.
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This should be a lively one. It’s the start of the season and both teams will be eager to impress their new managers.
Derby have arguably the better squad, however, and they’ve been far more impressive in pre-season. Reading didn’t win any of their six friendlies.
Where: Madejski Stadium, Reading
How to watch it: Sky Sports Football
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