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Duo cleared to play

31 December 2012

Ledge & Mapps clear

Royals duo Mikele Leigertwood and Adrian Mariappa have avoided a one-game suspension.

Both players were on four bookings coming into our matches against Swansea and West Ham, but they avoided cautions in both games and will not serve a ban.

The Royals have not incurred a single suspension this season and are one of only five teams not to have had a man sent off.

The cut-off for five bookings to incur a ban is New Year's Eve, and a player must now reach ten bookings before 14th April to incur a two-game ban.

Spurs' Gareth Bale was not so fortunate and will miss the game on New Year's Day after a booking at Sunderland. And Kevin Nolan & James Collins both picked up yellows at Madejski Stadium on Saturday so miss West Ham's next game.

There has not been a straight red card in any of our Premier League games this season, Dean Whitehead was sent off for two yellows on the opening day of the season.

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