Brian McDermott has confirmed that midfield duo Jem Karacan and Danny Guthrie could be in contention to travel to face Manchester City this weekend.
Karacan (knee) and Guthrie (thigh) both featured in a 3-0 friendly win away to Bournemouth in midweek, building up some vital match fitness.
“Jem and Danny we’re hopeful will be available,” said McDermott.
“Sean Morrison isn’t available, obviously Alex McCarthy is longer term. Jimmy Kebe came through the other night OK so we’re getting players back, which is great.”
Jason Roberts is set to miss out on a clash with the Champions as he continues to be hampered with a hip problem.
McDermott's press conference will be broadcast later today on Reading FC Player