Gunter makes return from injurySteve Clarke makes six changes to his starting XI for this afternoon's clash with Nottingham Forest at Madejski Stadium.
After missing the midweek defeat to Huddersfield Town, Simon Cox, Pavel Pogrebnyak, Nathaniel Chalobah, Danny Williams and Hal Robson-Kanu all come back into the side, while Chris Gunter makes his return following a month out injured.
Adam Federici starts in goal. Gunter re-takes his place at right-back, with Jordan Obita, Alex Pearce and Michael Hector making up the rest of the back four.
McCleary and Robson-Kanu give the Royals a threat out wide, while Williams and former Forest loanee Chalobah will occupy the engine room.
Pogrebnyak and Cox are partnered in attack.
Reading: Federici, Gunter, Obita, Pearce (c), Hector, Chalobah, Williams, McCleary, Robson-Kanu, Cox, Pogrebnyak.
Substitutes: Andersen, Kelly, Travner, Guthrie, Norwood, Blackman, Yakubu.
Nottingham Forest: Darlow, Lichaj, Lascelles, Collins, Fox, Antonio, Mancienne, Lansbury (c), Osborn, Paterson, Fryatt.
Substitutes: De Vries, Wilson, Veldwijk, Gardner, Blackstock, Vaughan, Burke.