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Team News: Four changes

13 April 2013

McCarthy, McCleary, Hunt and Pogrebnyak start

The Royals make four changes for this afternoon's match with Liverpool at Madejski Stadium.

Goalkeeper Adam Federici and winger Hal Robson-Kanu are unavailable through injury, as is Hope Akpan. Federici aggravated his ankle in last Saturday’s game with Southampton, while Robson-Kanu suffered an injury in training on Thursday.

Alex McCarthy and Garath McCleary start in place of the duo, while Nigel Adkins has also made changes up front. Pogrebnyak will lead the line with Noel Hunt playing just behind the Russian – Adam Le Fondre is on the substitutes bench.

Royals (4-2-3-1): McCarthy; Gunter, Morrison, Mariappa, Kelly; Karacan, Guthrie; McAnuff, Hunt, McCleary; Pogrebnyak.

Subs: Taylor, Harte, Pearce, Carrico, Leigertwood, Le Fondre, Blackman.

Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Enrique, Agger, Carragher, Lucas, Henderson, Gerrard; Coutinho, Sturridge, Suarez.

Subs: Jones, Coates, Skrtel, Shelvey, Suso, Assaidi, Downing.

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