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Two Changes for Royals

2 February 2013

Akpan makes full debut

Brian McDermott has made two changes to the side that snatched a draw with Chelsea in midweek.

Hope Akpan, after making a huge impact in substitute appearances against Newcastle and the European Champions, starts - whilst Garath McCleary also comes into the starting XI. Jem Karacan and Danny Guthrie drop to the bench.

Reading: Federici; Kelly, Harte, Mariappa, Pearce; Akpan, Leigertwood, McAnuff (c); McCleary, Kebe; Pogrebnyak 
Subs: Taylor, Shorey, Morrison, Karacan, Guthrie, Blackman, Le Fondre

Sunderland: Mignolet, Gardner, Colback, Bramble, O'Shea (c); N'Diaye, Vaughan, Larsson, Johnson, Sessegnon, Fletcher
Subs: Westwood, Mangane, Rose, Bardsley, McClean, Wickham, Graham

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