Team news from Madejski StadiumAdam Le Fondre returns to the starting line up for this afternoon's clash with Birmingham City.
Chris Baird makes his first Reading start at Madejski Stadium, whilst fellow new man Billy Sharp is on the bench.
Wayne Bridge also returns, whilst Pavel Pogrebnyak will look to continue where he left off with a match winning brace at Derby County last weekend.
Injuries rule out seven first team players today: Blackman, McAnuff, Drenthe, Williams, Karacan, Leigertwood and Roberts.
Reading: McCarthy, Gunter, Bridge, Morrison (C), Pearce, Baird; Guthrie, McCleary, Robson-Kanu; Le Fondre, Pogrebnyak
Subs: Federici, Cummings, Kelly, Gorkss, Akpan, Obita, Sharp
Birmingham: Randolph; Robinson (c), Murphy, Burn, Reilly, Green, Spector, Adeyemi, Caddis, Burke, Lingard
Subs: Doyle, Bartley, Ferguson, Lee, Shinnie, Elliott, Zigic
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