U21s game time for defender
Sean Morrison took a stop closer on his recovery from injury after playing 90 minutes for the under-21s against Leicester.
The 23-year-old captained a young side as they were beaten 4-1 at the Ricoh Arena.
17-year-old Harry Cardwell scored the goal for Reading, as he struck well inside the box to cancel out Jacob Blyth's opener.
But Blyth added two more after the break to complete his hat-trick and then added a fourth late on.
Nevertheless, a positive night for Morrison after he played the full game in the Midlands.
Reading: Moore; Keown, Griffin, Morrison (C), Cooper; Murombedzi (Shaughnessy 88), Long, Stacey, Fosu (Owusu 88), Kelly; Cardwell (Taylor-Crossdale 70).
Subs not used: Lincoln, Hyam.