Photographer Neville Williams swapped the training fields for the press room.
Bodymoor Heath's weather was horrendous with freezing fog coming down, making image collating virtually impossible on a murky morning.
So club snapper Williams headed into the media office as Paul Lambert faced the television, radio and newspaper reporters after the completion of the pre-match football session.
Lambert was in an affable and confident mood as he chatted about a host of topics on the eve of the big match at the Madejski Stadium.
Lambert discussed injuries - revealing Ron Vlaar and Barry Bannan are fit while Darren Bent and Karim El Ahmadi are not.
He went on to chat about the importance of the weekend encounter, Christian Benteke, finances, pressure and the vociferous of the away fans.
He concluded by praising the form of Brad Guzan this season, including the three impressive saves he made in the game with Man City on Monday.
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