Reading make seven changes from the line up that faced Spurs last time out for the FA Cup clash with Crawley Town.
Ian Harte captains a professional side for the first time, whilst Academy product Gozie Ugwu makes the bench and could make his Royals debut.
Crawley Town: P Jones, Sadler, Connolly, Akpan, Clarke, Alexander (C), Simpson, Walsh, Hunt, Adams, M Jones
Subs: Kuipers, Elford-Alliyu, Byrne, Cooper, Bulman, Torres, Akinde
Reading: Federici, Harte (C), Cummings, Pearce, Morrison, Tabb, Karacan, McCleary, Robson-Kanu, Hunt, Le Fondre
Subs: Taylor, Gunter, Shorey, Mariappa, Guthrie, Church, Ugwu