Chris Gunter starts for the first time in a Reading shirt this afternoon, as the Royals prepare to take on Crystal Palace.
Jobi McAnuff and Jimmy Kebe both miss out through injury, whilst Jason Roberts also sits out as a precaution.
Shaun Cummings is still recovering from an illness, whilst Nicky Shorey and Jem Karacan are part of our development squad travelling to Eastleigh.
New signings Danny Guthrie, Garath McCleary and Pavel Pogrebnyak also start.
Adrian Mariappa begins on the bench, as does youngster Jordan Obita.
Reading: Federici, Gunter, Harte, Pearce, Gorkss (C), Leigertwood, Guthrie, McCleary, Robson-Kanu, Le Fondre, Pogrebnyak
Subs: McCarthy, Mariappa, Tabb, Obita, Church, Hunt
Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Moxey, McCarthy (C), martin, Wright, Garvan, Williams, Kossoko, Wilbraham, Parr
Subs: Ramage, Price, O'Keefe, Murray, Easter, Dikgacoi, Zaha, Baxter, Fenwick, Parsons