Tabb and Roberts come inBrian McDermott makes two changes to the side that were narrowly defeated at Anfield last week.
Jason Roberts makes his first start of the season, whilst Jay Tabb is back in to partner Mikele Leigertwood in central midfield.
Adam Federici is fit enough to make the bench after returning from a knee problem with the under 21s on Monday night. Noel Hunt has also shaken off his knock and takes a place on the bench.
Royals: McCarthy; Cummings, Shorey, Mariappa, Gorkss; Leigertwood, Tabb, McAnuff, Kebe; Roberts, Pogrebnyak.
Subs: Federici, Gunter, Pearce, McCleary, Robson-Kanu, Noel Hunt, Adam Le Fondre.
Cottagers: Schwarzer, Riise, Baird, Hangeland, Hughes, Diarra, Riether, Duff, Richardson, Rodallega, Berbatov
Subs: Stockdale, Senderos, Sidwell, Petric, Ruiz, Karagounis, Dejagah