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Debut for Pavel

24 July 2012

Striker to play

Pavel Pogrebnyak will pull on a Reading shirt for the first time tonight.

The striker will play the second half of the Royals' friendly match with Sheffield Wednesday in Portugal, having trained with his new teammates for a few days now.

The game kicks off at 8pm, and live updates will be on our Twitter page twitter.com/readingfc

Chris Gunter will not be involved because of an ankle problem, while Jimmy Kebe, Alex McCarthy and Jem Karacan are also recovering from injuries.

Boss Brian McDermott said, "We're looking forward to the game, the lads have trained really hard in the last few days.

"We've had one game and now ready for the next. We'll take the same approach again with basically two sides of 45 minutes.

"We watched Sheff Wed play Sporting on Sunday, it'll be competitive and there should be a fair few fans there, a good atmosphere."

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