Five changes for the Royals
Young Jordan Obita and new signing Chris Baird are among five changes from the clash with Leeds for today's game with Derby County
Nigel Adkins is without seven first team players, with Wayne Bridge, Danny Williams, Jem Karacan, Royston Drenthe and Jobi McAnuff not involved - while Jason Roberts and Mikele Leigertwood are still sidelined.
In come new signing Chris Baird for his Reading debut, Jordan Obita
for his first league start, Pavel Pogrebnyak returning from suspension. 18-year-old Aaron Tshibola, who has shone for our under-21s, is named on the substitute's bench for the first time.
Former Nottingham Forest duo Chris Gunter and Garath McCleary also return to the starting line-up.
Reading team: McCarthy; Gunter, Kelly, Pearce, Morrison (C); Guthrie, Baird, Obita, McCleary, Hal Robson-Kanu, Pogrebnyak.
Subs: Federici, Cummings, Gorkss, Tshibola, Akpan, Blackman, Le Fondre.