One enforced change madeNigel Adkins has made just one enforced change to the starting line-up that earned a 3-0 win over Rotherham in midweek, bringing Michael Hector in for the injured Anton Ferdinand.
Ferdinand started his first game for the Royals on Tuesday night, but had to be replaced by Hector at half-time after picking up a slight calf strain.
So Hector partners Alex Pearce at the back, Pearce making his 200th start for Reading Football Club this afternoon! Pavel Pogrebnyak returns to the substitutes bench meanwhile.
Reading: Federici, Kelly, Gunter (c), Pearce, Hector, Williams, Norwood, Obita, Mackie, Cox, Murray
Subs: Andersen, Cooper, Akpan, Taylor, Blackman, Robson-Kanu, Pogrebnyak
Charlton Athletic: Henderson, Solly, Fox, Ben Haim, Bikey; Buyens, Cousins, Jackson (c); Harriott, Gudmundsson, Vetokele
Subs: Pope, Wilson, Gomez, Bulot, Coquelin, Onyewu, Tucudean