Reading set for #RyansRoyals kit tribute against Blackburn

Reading's Simon Cox, Jem Karacan, Jamie Mackie and Anton Ferdinand with Ryan Duval wearing the one-off kit that he designed
Reading fans with access to Twitter are encouraged to tweet using #RyansRoyals at 19:00 BST on Thursday, in an effort to raise awareness of the project

Reading will play Blackburn Rovers on Saturday wearing a one-off kit designed by 14-year-old fan Ryan Duval.

Duval drew the kit for a school project and Royals captain Jem Karacan suggested it be turned into reality after he visited the school.

The Tilehurst schoolboy has a condition called Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which restricts his movement and requires him to use a wheelchair.

Striker Simon Cox said: "It's brilliant to see this come to fruition."

Cox, who also visited the school to see the design in progess, added: "To meet Ryan, to see where it all began and meet the others along the way has been really nice. Saturday will be a touching occasion."

The Ryan's Royals shirt
Reading will wear the specially-made kit against Blackburn on Saturday

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