Young flag bearers line up next to the WSL official Mitre ball Reading Women vs Bristol City Women, WSL football match, The Madejski Stadium, Reading, UK - 17 Nov 2019 Photo: Jed Leicester for The FA

PREVIEW: Reading v Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton & Hove Albion travel to The Madejski Stadium to face Reading on Sunday in the battle to secure sixth place in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

The Royals are currently sitting three points below Brighton & Hove Albion and with both teams having already secured their places in the 2021/2022 Barclays FA Women’s Super League, the challenge is now to finish as high up in the table as possible.

Sunday’s fixture will see legendary Reading midfielder Fara Williams play her final game at The Madejski Stadium before retiring. She’ll be attempting to depart on a high by helping her side to record their first home win in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League since the opening day against Aston Villa.

Last weekend, Kelly Chambers’ side battled to their ninth draw of the season with Rachel Rowe’s goal saving Reading from four successive defeats in all competitions. The fixture saw the return of long term absentee Brooke Chaplen who featured as a second half substitute. Chaplen will be pushing to return to the starting XI against The Seagulls. Other than full-back Emma Mitchell, manager Chambers hasn’t announced any new injury concerns.

Brighton & Hove Albion boss Hope Powell takes her side to Berkshire after being nominated for the Barclays FA Women’s Super League’s Manager of the Year award. Albion are looking to close in on a first top half finish with a win over Reading, although The Seagulls are yet to record their first victory over Chambers’ side since being promoted to the top division.

Reading’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture against Brighton & Hove Albion is scheduled to kick off at 2pm on Sunday afternoon and will be broadcast live on the FA Player.

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