The rain is coming down at The Madejski as we await the arrival of the two teams.
The Seasiders now head back into the dressing room for some final words of wisdom.
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Barry is out watching the players warm up and is offering plenty of encouragement.
TEAM NEWS: Barry Ferguson sticks with the same XI that drew 1-1 with Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.
The Seasiders are due to arrive at The Madejski any minute now. Teams will be announced in 20 minutes.
11 Championship fixtures take place this evening, with Blackpool's the only one to kick-off at 8pm.
"If I'm honest I was surprised to get the start on Saturday but it was exactly what I needed, so I'm grateful to Barry for believing in me." - Nathan Eccleston hopes to retain his place in the starting XI this evening.