Five changes for the Royals
The Royals make five changes for this afternoon's FA Cup third round tie away at Brighton.
Adam Le Fondre starts in attack, Jordan Obita has recovered from illness and will play in midfield, while Kaspars Gorkss is available again after missing the Nottingham Forest draw because of suspension.
Adam Federici takes the goalkeeper's gloves for the cup tie, while Jake Taylor makes his first start for Reading.
Brighton: Brezovan; Calderon, Greer, El-Abd, Chicksen; Andrews, Crofts, Forster-Caskey; Agustien, March, Barnes.
Subs: Ankergren, Dunk, Orlandi, Ward, Ulloa, LuaLua, Ince.
Royals: Federici, Gunter, Kelly, Gorkss, Pearce; Guthrie (C), Taylor, Obita; McCleary, Le Fondre, Blackman.
Subs: McCarthy, Long, Sweeney, Williams, Drenthe, Tanner Pogrebnyak.