Jason Roberts will sit out the Royals trip to Brighton on Tuesday evening, whilst Jimmy Kebe will also miss the clash through injury.
Roberts has been affected by a calf problem during pre-season, though the injury is not thought to be serious – and the striker has plenty of time to recover given that he will miss the opening two Barclays Premier League games through suspension.
Kebe continues to recover from a hamstring strain, whilst full back Chris Gunter is also a doubt as Brian McDermott’s squad prepare to return to the AMEX Stadium.
This evening’s game is all ticket, with no pay on the gate option - though Reading fans can still purchase tickets directly from Brighton until 5pm today by calling 0844 327 1901.
Please note tickets are no longer on sale from Madejski Stadium.