Same side named for eighth successive timeNigel Adkins has once again named an identical side for this afternoon's home fixture with Blackburn Rovers, the eighth game in a row that the same eleven has started for the Royals.
Kaspars Gorkss starts at the back after his red card at QPR was successfully appealed earlier in the week. The substitutes bench also remains unchanged from the win at Loftus Road.
Thankfully, after succession of former Royals scoring against us this season - Kevin Doyle being the latest last Sunday - there are no ex-Reading men in the Rovers line-up this afternoon.
Reading: McCarthy, Obita, Gunter, Pearce, Gorkss, Akpan, Williams, McAnuff (C), McCleary, Le Fondre, Pogrebnyak
Subs: Federici, Kelly, Hector, Guthrie, Robson-Kanu, Drenthe, Blackman.
Blackburn: Robinson, Spurr, Kilgallon, Hanley (C), Lowe, Rhodes, Williamson, Henley, Conway, Gestede, Cairney
Subs: Kane, Dunn, Eastwood, Olsson, Varney, Taylor, Evans