Team news from Madejski StadiumDanny Williams makes his first league start for the Royals as they take on Brighton at Madejski Stadium.
The American international starts alongside Danny Guthrie and Jem Karacan in central midfield, whilst Pavel Pogrebnyak is also handed his first league start of the season.
Wayne Bridge returns from injury to take a place on the bench, with Stephen Kelly in at left back.
Reading: McCarthy, Gunter, Kelly, Pearce, Morrison (C), Karacan, Guthrie, Williams, Drenthe, Le Fondre, Pogrebnyak
Subs: Federici, Bridge, Gorkss, Akpan, Robson-Kanu, McAnuff, Blackman