Youngster travelsBrian McDermott has stuck with the same side that played out a seven goal thriller with Manchester United last weekend.
The Royals do, however, include 18-year-old striker Dominic Samuel on the bench. The Academy graduate and England under 19 international takes the place of the injured Pavel Pogrebnyak.
Southampton make two changes; Kelvin Davis plays in goal ahead of Paulo Gazzaniga, whilst Jay Rodriguez replaces Gaston Ramirez.
Reading: Federici, Cummings, Shorey, Mariappa, Morrison, Leigertwood, Tabb, McAnuff, Robson-Kanu, Roberts, Le Fondre
Subs: Taylor, Harte, Pearce, Guthrie, McCleary Hunt, Samuel
Subs: Boruc, Hooiveld, Ward-Prowse, Davis, Ramirez, Do Prado, Mayuka