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Team news: Cox, Robson-Kanu and Mackie start

14 February 2015

Three changes for the Royals

Simon Cox, Hal Robson-Kanu and Jamie Mackie come back into Steve Clarke's starting XI as he makes three changes for this afternoon's FA Cup tie at Derby County.

The trio replace Garath McCleary, Nick Blackman and Oliver Norwood, with the latter two taking their place amongst the substitutes bench.

Adam Federici lines up in goal, while Stephen Kelly, Michael Hector, captain Alex Pearce and Jordan Obita are deployed in defence.

Last weekend's matchwinner Danny Williams takes his place in the engine room alongside Nathaniel Chalobah. The duo are flanked by Robson-Kanu and the returning Mackie.

Pavel Pogrebnyak leads the line and he is supported by Cox. 

Derby: Roos, Christie, Warnock, Keogh, Shotton, Mascarell, Bryson, Hendrick, Dawkins, Lingard, Bent.
Subs: Forsyth, Buxton, Ward, Hughes, Thomas, Thorne, Mitchell.

Reading:
Federici, Kelly, Obita, Hector, Pearce, Chalobah, Williams, Mackie, Robson-Kanu, Pogrebnyak, Cox.
Subs: Andersen, Cooper, Akpan, Norwood, Taylor, Blackman, Yakubu

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