Five changes for RoyalsDanny Williams and Anton Ferdinand make their first starts of the season for tonight’s visit of Rotherham United.
For Williams, it is a first start since April after recovering from a knee injury, while Ferdinand is set for his Royals debut. The former West Ham United and Sunderland defender signed a two-year deal at Madejski Stadium in the summer after leaving Turkish club Antalyaspor.
Jamie Mackie earns a recall to the eleven, after he began Saturday’s defeat at Blackburn Rovers on the bench, whilst Simon Cox also comes into the side. Stephen Kelly is handed his first appearance of the campaign at full-back.
Reading: Federici, Kelly, Gunter (C), Pearce, Ferdinand, Williams, Norwood, Obita, Mackie, Cox, Murray
Subs: Andersen, Hector, Cooper, Akpan, Taylor, Blackman, Robson-Kanu