Reading gave debuts to three new signings against Stoke, with Chris Gunter, Danny Guthrie and Pavel Pogrebnyak all handed starting berths.
Tony Pulis names new signing Michael Kightly in his starting XI, with a front two of Jon Walters and Peter Crouch.
Reading: Federici; Gunter, Harte, Gorkss, Pearce; Guthrie, Leigertwood, McAnuff (c), Robson-Kanu; Le Fondre, Pogrebnyak
Subs: McCarthy, Cummings, Mariappa, Tabb, McCleary, Church, Hunt
Stoke City: Begovic, Wilson, Wilkinson, Huth, Shawcross, Whelan, Whitehead, Kightly, Etherington, Crouch, Walters
Subs: Sorensen, Palacios, Ness, Delap, Shotton, Jerome, Jones