Sell-Out Expected For Saturday Fixture

Last updated : 06 August 2002 By Rob Cooper
Pride Park
Reading will Play Derby in front of a sell-out crowd at Pride Park on Saturday
Derby County will kick-off their Division One campaign against Reading on Saturday in front of a capacity crowd at Pride Park.

There are very few tickets remaining for the clash and there are still three days left before the game.

Reading have sold the majority of their allocation for the 'Kids 4 A Quid' encounter and Derby now have very few left.

Derby's purpose built 33,500 capacity stadium which opened in 1997 has rarely seen capacity crowds - having previously hosted Premiership encounters. The visit of the mighty Royals is ovbiously too much to take in for the people of Derby.

Meanwhile, the Rams last night were unlucky to lose 2-1 to Serie A giants Lazio. The Lazio side included players of the very highest calibre such as Argentinian World Cup Stars Hernan George Crespo and Deigo Simeone, Italian defender Alessandro Nesta, Simeone Inzaghi and former Manchester United European Cup winning defender Jaap Stam.


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