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Team news: Clarke names quarter-final line-up

16 March 2015

Last eight elevens are revealed for replay!

The Royals take on the Bantams in the FA Cup quarter-final replay at Madejski Stadium tonight, and the team news has been announced.

Adam Federici will take his place in goal for Reading, with Chris Gunter and Jordan Obita occupying the right and left-back spots respectively.

Michael Hector and tonight's captain Alex Pearce, who broke his nose in this fixture's original tie, will monitor the centre of defence and they will be protected by a midfield quartet.

Garath McCleary provides width down the right, while Hal Robson-Kanu does the same on the opposite flank. Danny Williams and Nathaniel Chalobah patrol the engine room.

And up top, in-form Jamie Mackie sits in behind Pavel Pogrebnyak.

In reserve, the Royals have back up stopper Mikkel Andersen, Jake Cooper, Oliver Norwood, Nick Blackman, Simon Cox, Yakubu and Saturday's goalscorer Jem Karacan. 

Reading: Federici, Gunter, Obita, Pearce, Hector, Williams, Chalobah, McCleary, Robson-Kanu, Mackie, Pogrebnyak. 
Subs: Andersen, Cooper, Norwood, Karacan, Blackman, Yakubu, Cox.

Bradford City:
Williams, Darby, McArdle, Sheehan, Meredith, Liddle, Morais, Halliday, Knott, Hanson, Stead
Urwin, Dolan, Clarke, Zoko, Yeates, MacKenzie, Routis

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