<< Season 2013-14 >>

Reading's return to the Championship saw them narrowly miss out on the play-offs in a season characterised by inconsistency and injuries. In the end it looked as if Reading would sneak into sixth place with a 2-2 draw with already-promoted Burnley, only for them to be denied by a last-minute winner for Brighton at Nottingham Forest.

Off the field, Anton Zingarevich's planned take-over of the remaining 49% of the club fell through, and Sir John Madejski was left to pick up the pieces. There was however cause for optimism for the future in the form of the club's academy, with academy product Jordan Obita establishing him as a first team regular, the under-21s beating Manchester City to win the inaugural Premier U21 League Cup, and the under-18s reaching the semi-final of the FA Youth Cup.

FL Championship (7th)

       Ipswich Town      H  W  2-1         Le Fondre, Guthrie
       Bolton Wand       A  D  1-1         Blackman (pen)
       Watford           H  D  3-3         Le Fondre, Karacan 2
       Blackpool         A  L  0-1
       Yeovil Town       A  W  1-0         Le Fondre (pen)
       Brighton & HA     H  D  0-0
       Leeds Utd         H  W  1-0         Le Fondre
       Derby County      A  W  3-1         Pogrebnyak 2, Blackman
       Birmingham C      H  W  2-0         Guthrie 2
       Barnsley          A  D  1-1         Robson-Kanu
       Burnley           A  L  1-2         Shackell (og)
       Doncaster Rov     H  W  4-1         Guthrie, Le Fondre, McCleary, Pogrebnyak
       Millwall          H  D  1-1         Morrison
       Sheffield Wed     A  L  2-5         Pogrebnyak, Le Fondre (pen)
       Queens Park Rang  H  D  1-1         McCleary
       Blackburn Rov     A  D  0-0
       Nottingham F      A  W  3-2         Pogrebnyak, Gorkšs, Obita
       Charlton Ath      H  W  1-0         Sharp
       AFC Bournemouth   H  L  1-2         Le Fondre
       Huddersfield T    A  W  1-0         Sharp
       Wigan Athletic    H  L  1-2         Pogrebnyak
       Leicester City    A  L  0-1
       Middlesbrough     A  L  0-3
       Nottingham F      H  D  1-1         Kelly
       Watford           A  W  1-0         Gorkšs
       Bolton Wand       H  W  7-1         +
       Ipswich Town      A  L  0-2
       Blackpool         H  W  5-1         Le Fondre 3, Pogrebnyak, Robson-Kanu
       Millwall          A  W  3-0         Pogrebnyak, Pearce, Williams
       Sheffield Wed     H  L  0-2
       Queens Park Rang  A  W  3-1         Williams, Pearce, McCleary
       Blackburn Rov     H  L  0-1
       Yeovil Town       H  D  1-1         Lundstram (og)
       Brighton & HA     A  D  1-1         Drenthe
       Leeds Utd         A  W  4-2         McCleary, Drenthe, Blackman, Robson-Kanu
       Derby County      H  D  0-0
       Birmingham C      A  W  2-1         McAnuff 2
       Barnsley          H  L  1-3         Pogrebnyak (pen)
       Huddersfield T    H  D  1-1         Pogrebnyak (pen)
       Charlton Ath      A  W  1-0         Williams
       AFC Bournemouth   A  L  1-3         Robson-Kanu
       Leicester City    H  D  1-1         Pearce
       Wigan Athletic    A  L  0-3
       Middlesbrough     H  W  2-0         Le Fondre, Friend (og)
       Doncaster Rov     A  W  3-1         Le Fondre (pen), Pogrebnyak 2
       Burnley           H  D  2-2         Trippier (og), McCleary

       + Le Fondre 3, Pogrebnyak (pen), Gorkšs, Akpan, Blackman

FL Championship Table

                        PL  HW HD HL  HF  HA  AW AD AL  AF  AA  PTS
 1. Leicester City      46  17  4  2  46  22  14  5  4  37  21  102
 2. Burnley             46  15  6  2  37  14  11  9  3  35  23   93
 3. Derby County+       46  14  4  5  46  25  11  6  6  38  27   85
 4. Queens Park Rang+   46  15  6  2  38  18   8  5 10  22  26   80
 5. Wigan Athletic+     46  12  7  4  35  23   9  3 11  26  25   73
 6. Brighton & HA+      46  10  7  6  31  21   9  8  6  24  19   72
 7. READING             46   8 10  5  38  25  11  4  8  32  31   71
 8. Blackburn Rov       46  11  7  5  34  21   7  9  7  36  41   70
 9. Ipswich Town        46  12  6  5  35  24   6  8  9  25  30   68
10. AFC Bournemouth     46  11  5  7  40  27   7  7  9  27  39   66
11. Nottingham F        46  10  7  6  38  29   6 10  7  29  35   65
12. Middlesbrough       46  10  9  4  35  20   6  7 10  27  30   64
13. Watford             46  11  5  7  39  25   4 10  9  35  39   60
14. Bolton Wand         46   6 11  6  29  23   8  6  9  30  37   59
15. Leeds Utd           46   9  5  9  35  31   7  4 12  24  36   57
16. Sheffield Wed       46   9  4 10  39  33   4 10  9  24  32   53
17. Huddersfield T      46   8  6  9  34  32   6  5 12  24  33   53
18. Charlton Ath        46   7  6 10  21  28   6  6 11  20  33   51
19. Millwall            46   6  9  8  26  33   5  6 12  20  41   48
20. Blackpool           46   7  6 10  20  27   4  7 12  18  39   46
21. Birmingham C        46   2  8 13  29  40   9  3 11  29  34   44
22. Doncaster Rov       46   9  4 10  27  32   2  7 14  12  38   44
23. Barnsley            46   5  8 10  22  36   4  4 15  22  41   39
24. Yeovil Town         46   4  6 13  19  32   4  7 12  25  43   37

    + after play-off

Position Graph

Position Graph

FA Cup

R3     Brighton & HAC    A  L  0-1
League Cup
R2     Peterborough U1   A  L  0-6

Top Scorers

                        LG  FA  LC  MC  ALL  PEN  HAT    RATE
 1. Adam Le Fondre      15   0   0   0   15    3    2   0.375
 2. Pavel Pogrebnyak    13   0   0   0   13    3    0   0.317
 3. Garath McCleary      5   0   0   0    5    0    0   0.116
 4. Nick Blackman        4   0   0   0    4    1    0   0.129
    Danny Guthrie        4   0   0   0    4    0    0   0.121
    Hal Robson-Kanu      4   0   0   0    4    0    0   0.108
 7. Kaspars Gorkšs       3   0   0   0    3    0    0   0.111
    Alex Pearce          3   0   0   0    3    0    0   0.065
    Danny Williams       3   0   0   0    3    0    0   0.094
10. Royston Drenthe      2   0   0   0    2    0    0   0.083
    Jem Karacan          2   0   0   0    2    0    0   0.286
    Jobi McAnuff         2   0   0   0    2    0    0   0.057
    Billy Sharp          2   0   0   0    2    0    0   0.200
14. Hope Akpan           1   0   0   0    1    0    0   0.034
    Stephen Kelly        1   0   0   0    1    0    0   0.062
    Sean Morrison        1   0   0   0    1    0    0   0.048
    Jordan Obita         1   0   0   0    1    0    0   0.028
18. Own goals            4   0   0   0    4    0    0   0.083
    Line
    Totals              70   0   0   0   70    7    2   1.458

Most Appearances

                        LG    FA    LC    MC    ALL     SUM
 1. Alex Pearce         45     1     0     0     46      46
 2. Chris Gunter        44     1     1     0     46      46
 3. Alex McCarthy       44     0     0     0     44      44
 4. Garath McCleary     35+7   1     0     0     36+7    43
 5. Pavel Pogrebnyak    34+5   0+1   1     0     35+6    41
 6. Adam Le Fondre      25+13  1     1     0     27+13   40
 7. Hal Robson-Kanu     19+17  0     1     0     20+17   37
 8. Jordan Obita        32+2   1     1     0     34+2    36
 9. Jobi McAnuff        28+7   0     0     0     28+7    35
10. Danny Guthrie       29+3   1     0     0     30+3    33
11. Danny Williams      24+6   0+1   1     0     25+7    32
12. Nick Blackman        9+21  1     0     0     10+21   31
13. Hope Akpan          17+11  0     1     0     18+11   29
14. Kaspars Gorkšs      24+1   1     1     0     26+1    27
15. Royston Drenthe     17+6   0+1   0     0     17+7    24
16. Sean Morrison       21     0     0     0     21      21
17. Stephen Kelly       10+5   1     0     0     11+5    16
18. Wayne Bridge        11+1   0     0     0     11+1    12
19. Shaun Cummings       8+3   0     1     0      9+3    12
20. Billy Sharp          6+4   0     0     0      6+4    10
21. Chris Baird          9     0     0     0      9       9
22. Michael Hector       4+5   0     0     0      4+5     9
23. Jake Taylor          0+8   1     0     0      1+8     9
24. Jem Karacan          7     0     0     0      7       7
25. Adam Federici        2     1     1     0      4       4
26. Mikele Leig'wood     2+2   0     0     0      2+2     4
27. Adrian Mariappa      0     0     1     0      1       1
    Line
    Totals              46     1     1     0     48      48