Brian McDermott revealed in his press conference on Thursday morning that midfielder Mikele Leigertwood is in contention for the Royals' trip to Newcastle on Saturday.
Leigertwood has been recovering from a knock but now may be available for selection this weekend, while Jason Roberts is sidelined with a hip problem.
Brian said, "Jason (Roberts) isn't ready - I don't know about a time frame for him. But hopefully Mikele should be in with a shout."
Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy is also unavailable as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury sustained in November.