Walsall Game OFF

Last updated : 30 August 2003 By Rob Cooper
Steve Sidwell (right) has received another international call
The Royals have now had three of their top players called up to play for their countries next week, so Saturday's game at home to Walsall has had to be postponed.

Omar Daley, Adie Williams and Steve Sidwell have all received calls from their respective international managers.

It has long been known that Daley and Williams were set to miss the Walsall game, however, the Royals required one further call-up to get the game postponed. The international call duly came for former Arsenal man Steve Sidwell, who has been truly mesmeric in the Reading midfield thus far this season.

The youngster has been called up to the England under 21 squad for their games against Macedonia and Portugal.

The combative ginger-haired midfielder could come up against Manchester United's teenage sensation Christiano Ronaldo when England play Portugal under 21s at Goodison Park on September 9th.
Meanwhile, tickets are still on sale for Australia V Jamaica which is to be hosted at the Madejski Stadium next weekend. The Australia squad will include the likes of Mark Viduka, Harry Kewell and Brett Emerton whilst Jamaica will field Reading midfielder Omar Daley.

It should be a game well worth watching, tickets cost £17 for adults and £10 for concessions.

Two more Reading games have been selected for live coverage on Sky. The away game at West Brom on Saturday 22nd November has had it's kick-off time changed to 5.35pm so that it can be screened.

The home game against Crystal Palace on 20th December has also had it's kick off time changed to 5.35pm so that it can be shown live.