Midfielder earns first startBrian McDermott has handed a full debut to Portuguese midfielder Daniel Carrico for the home clash with West Bromwich Albion.
The 24-year-old is the only change from the Royals last Premier League outing at Tottenham Hotspur, with Mikele Leigertwood missing out through injury.
Shane Long misses the game through injury. Full line ups below.
Reading: Federici, Harte, Gunter, Pearce, Mariappa, Carrico, Karacan, Guthrie, McAnuff, Kebe, Pogrebnyak
Subs: Taylor, Cummings, Morrison, Akpan, McCleary, Le Fondre, Hunt
West Brom: Foster, Jones, Ridgewell, McAuley, Olson, Brunt (c), Dorrans, Morrison, Thomas, Thorne; Lukaku
Subs: Myhill, Dawson, Tamas, Popov, Nabi, El Ghanassy, Rosenberg