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Line-ups: Federici starts

19 October 2013

Royals make two changes

Nigel Adkins has made two changes to the side that lost at table-topping Burnley two weeks ago, ahead of a home fixture against Doncaster Rovers this afternoon.

Garath McCleary has recovered sufficiently from a knee injury to start in place of Jobi McAnuff, who only got back from two tough fixtures with Jamaica on Thursday afternoon.

But, despite Garath’s return, the injury list remains seven players long after Alex McCarthy injured his knee in training earlier this week, so Adam Federici starts his first league game of the season today.

Stuart Taylor takes a place on the bench.

Royston Drenthe, Danny Williams, Billy Sharp, Mikele Leigertwood, Jason Roberts and Jem Karacan all remain out.

Reading: Federici, Gunter, Bridge, Morrison (c), Pearce, Baird, Guthrie, Obita, McCleary, Pogrebnyak, Le Fondre.
Subs: S Taylor, Kelly, Gorkss, Akpan, Robson-Kanu, McAnuff, Blackman.

Doncaster: Turnbull, Quinn, 
Wabara, Furman, Jones (c), Khumalo, Duffy, Brown, Keegan. Wellens. Coppinger
Subs: Maxted, Payner, Cotterill, McCullough, De Val, Robinson, Bennett


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