Brian McDermott has made two changes from the side that fell to defeat against Tottenham last weekend.
Nicky Shorey and Adam Le Fondre start for the Royals, replacing Ian Harte and Jem Karacan.
Simon Church is named is a substitute, whilst Shane Long is forced to settle for a place on the bench.
WBA: Foster, Olsson, Yacob, Ridgewell, Morrison, Brunt, Mulumbu, Gera, McAuley, Jones, Lukaku
Subs: Myhill, Rosenberg, Long, Dorrans, Reyes, Dawson, Fortune
Reading: McCarthy, Shorey, Gunter, Pearce, Gorkss, Leigertwood, Guthrie, McCleary, McAnuff, Le Fondre, Pogrebnyak
Subs: Taylor, Cummings, Mariappa, Karacan, Robson-Kanu, Church, Hunt