Team News for Watford clashAdam Le Fondre and Nick Blackman both start for the Royals ahead of the clash with Watford on Saturday afternoon.
Alfie makes his second start of the season for Reading, with Garath McCleary taking his place on the bench. Former Watford man Adrian Mariappa is also named as a substitute.
All seven Royals subs have been capped at international level.
Reading: McCarthy, Gunter, Bridge, Pearce, Morrison, Guthrie, Karacan, Drenthe, McAnuff, Le Fondre, Blackman
Subs: Federici, Kelly, Mariappa, Williams Robson-Kanu, McCleary, Pogrebnyak
Watford: Almunia (c), Doyley, Angella, Ekstrand, Iriney, Faraoni, Abdi, McGugan, Anya, Forestieri, Deeney
Subs: Bond, Brown, Acuna, Pudil, Smith, Battochio, Fabbrini