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Aluko In Action As Reading Lose First Pre-Season Friendly

Aluko In Action As Reading Lose First Pre-Season Friendly

By James Agberebi

Nigeria forward Sone Aluko was in action for Championship club Reading in their 2-1 loss to National League side (fifth-tier) Eastleigh in a pre-season friendly match on Saturday.

The game was Reading’s first pre-season friendly and is part of their preparations ahead of the 2018/2019 Championship campaign.

Paul McCallum opened scoring for Eastleigh in the 13th before Leandro Bacuna drew Reading leveled on 78 minutes.

But with four minutes left, Ben Williamson scored the winner for Eastleigh to give them the 2-1 win.

Reading next pre-season friendly game is against AFC Wimbledon next Saturday.

They finished 20th, just three points above the drop zone in the 24-team Championship table.

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