Fresh blood for RoyalsBrian McDermott has made six changes as the Royals take on Arsene Wenger's Arsenal in the Capital One Cup at Madejski Stadium.
Adam Federici starts behind a back four that sees Chris Gunter and Sean Morrison replace Shaun Cummings and Adrian Mariappa.
Both wingers drop out from the draw with Fulham, as Garath McCleary and Hal Robson-Kanu earn starts.
Kaspars Gorkss captains the side.
Reading: Federici, Gunter, Shorey, Gorkss (c), Morrison, Tabb, Leigertwood, McCleary, Robson-Kanu, Hunt, Roberts
Subs: Taylor, Harte, Pearce, McAnuff, Church, Le Fondre, Pogrebnyak
Arsenal: Martinez; Jenkinson, Djourou (c), Miquel, Koscielny; Arshavin, Frimpong, Gnabry, Coquelin; Chamakh, Walcott