Three things Newcastle should fear from Reading
Newcastle United can make further ground on their attempts to get back into the Premier League tonight as they round off a ridiculously tough week away at Play-Off hopefuls Reading. Having managed to secure vital wins against both Brighton and Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town, the Magpies have the chance to at least maintain their five-point lead at the top of the league in Berkshire tonight.
Away from home, the Toon Army are amongst the best in England and three points against the Royals would surely make automatic promotion a formality, though manager Rafa Benitez has urged his side to remain calm and take things one game at a time. Considering the nature of their opposition this evening, it’s easy to see why.
Jaap Stam has introduced a wonderful passing game to the team and, while they have struggled in the bigger games this season, Reading are more than capable of proving a big problem. The nature of a season in the Championship means nothing can be taken for granted, particularly when it involves Newcastle United, so here are three reasons the Toon should be careful.