Brian McDermott has told his pre-match press conference at Hogwood Park that Jimmy Kebe is a doubt for this weekend’s clash with Everton due to a tight groin.
The Malian will be assessed ahead of the clash with the Toffees, whilst Danny Guthrie, Jem Karacan and Alex McCarthy are all set to miss out through injury.
There are also concerns for opposition manager David Moyes - who could be without Belgian forward Kevin Mirallas, who came off during the 2-1 win over Sunderland with a hamstring problem.
Darron Gibson could be nearing a return after recovering from a thigh problem, whilst Steven Naismith is also close to recuperating from a knee injury – though Victor Anichebe and Tony Hibbert are not quite ready for action.
Full match preview to follow on readingfc.co.uk.