Football - Ipswich up first for Royals

Reading begin life back in the Championship with a home clash against Ipswich on the opening day of the season on August 3.

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The Royals, relegated along with QPR and FA Cup winners Wigan, then head to Bolton before welcoming beaten play-off finalists Watford to the Madejski Stadium on August 17.

A reunion with former manager Brian McDermott is scheduled for September 17 when Leeds visit with the return at Elland Road on March 11.

Reading hit the road over Christmas for games against Leicester on Boxing Day and Middlesbrough three days later but they begin 2014 at home to Nottingham Forest.

A trip to Wigan on April 19 is followed by a home encounter with Middlesbrough on Easter Monday.

They head to Doncaster for their final away game and finish the season at home to Burnley on May 3.

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