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Team News: Guthrie injured

11 January 2014

Akpan's first start since April

The Royals will be without midfielder Danny Guthrie for this afternoon's Sky Bet Championship clash with Watford at Vicarage Road because of a calf injury.

Hope Akpan makes his first start since April in midfield, while Jordan Obita will start at left back.

Michael Hector is on the bench for the Royals today after returning from a successful loan spell at Aberdeen.

Reading: McCarthy, Gunter, Pearce, Gorkss, Williams, Obita, Akpan, McCleary, McAnuff (C), Pogrebnyak, Le Fondre. 

Subs: Federici, Kelly, Hector, Cummings, Drenthe, J.Taylor, Blackman.

Watford: Almunia (C), Doyley, Angella, Ekstrand; Bellerin, McGugan, Merkel, Murray, Pudil; Fabbrini, Deeney.

Subs: Woods, Nosworthy, Hall, Iriney, Faroani, Battochio, Forestieri.

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