McDermott's first squad selection on his Madejski returnStephen Quinn makes his return from injury and starts against Blackburn Rovers – one of two changes by Brian McDermott on his first team selection.
The other sees Hal Robson-Kanu get a starting berth, while Orlando Sa also returns from injury to get a spot on the bench.
Hope Akpan, formerly a Reading player, starts for the visitors on his return to Madejski Stadium.
Reading: Bond, Gunter, McShane (c), Hector, Williams, Quinn, Norwood, McCleary, Blackman, Robson-Kanu, Vydra.
Subs: Al-Habsi, Keown, Sa, Piazon, Fernandez, John, Cooper.