The Royals are in control of their own destiny as they face in Burnley in Saturday’s vital play-off clash

Reading are in control of their own destiny this Saturday, as already-promoted Burnley roll into town hoping to end the season on a high, KO 12.15pm.

The Royals, lying sixth in the table, could seal their play-off spot with a victory — but anything other than a win leaves the men in blue and white hoops relying on results elsewhere going their way.

April brought with it 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw, and with 2 of those wins coming in their previous 2 games, it could be argued that Nigel Adkins’ men are hitting form at just the right time.

Burnley, who won the reverse fixture 2-1, boast 2 of the division’s top strikers in Danny Ings and Sam Vokes, and have more than enough firepower to punish anything less than 100% from Jobi McAnuff and company.

The Madejski is due to be filled to the brim for this season-defining game, with Hal Robson-Kanu hoping to make a return from injury donning a face mask. Dannys Williams and Guthrie have been ruled out, whilst Jem Karacan is still recovering from a long-term injury picked up early in the campaign.

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Last modified on Friday, 02 May 2014 13:56