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Former Reading boss will take charge this weekend for match against Sheffield Wednesday

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

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Reading players look dejected after their recent defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League

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Premier League club advertise year-long full-time internship

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Debate over whether to pay respects to form Prime Minister has divided opinion

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Hillsborough families oppose minutes silence for Margaret Thatcher

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Reading announce minute's silence for Liverpool match - but Margaret Thatcher tributes ruled out

Hillsborough disaster will be marked at the Madejski stadium

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Harry Redknapp labels QPR draw with Wigan 'criminal'

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Reading 0 Southampton 2 match report: Nigel Adkins new boys left on brink by the team he built

Reading 0 Southampton 2: Southampton cruise to safety as Reading are left without a point from their last seven games

Saints' Rickie Lambert will relish the chance to line up against a Reading defence that has yet to keep a clean sheet in the league this year

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Arsenal 4 Reading 1 match report: Arsène Wenger revels in trying to unlock potential of star turn Gervinho

Ivorian's passion for the game, if not his consistency, pleases the Arsenal manager

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The Fulham manager, Martin Jol, insists he has no regrets about losing striker Bobby Zamora to Queen's Park Rangers, who visit Craven Cottage this evening.

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