Full debut for Blackman
Brian McDermott makes one change to the starting line-up which beat Sunderland at Madejski Stadium last weekend.
Nick Blackman is given his full debut, whilst Garath McCleary drops to the bench – and Noel Hunt also appears as a substitute after missing the last two fixtures through injury.
Stoke: Begovic, Wilkinson, Shotton, Huth, Shawcross (c), Whelan, Kightly, Etherington, N'Zonzi, Walters, Crouch
Stoke subs: Sorensen, Cameron, Whitehead, Adam, Jerome, Jones, Owen
Reading: Federci, Kelly, Harte, Mariappa, Pearce, Leigertwood, Akpan, McAnuff (C), Kebe, Blackman, Pogrebnyak
Subs: Taylor, Shorey, Morrison, Karacan, McCleary, Le Fondre, Hunt