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Team news: One change

21 March 2015

Clarke names side for Addicks clash

Royals boss Steve Clarke has made just one change to the side that won through in the FA Cup quarter-final replay against Bradford on Monday night, ahead of this afternoon's clash with Charlton Athletic.

Oliver Norwood replaces Nathaniel Chalobah in midfield in the only alteration to the starting eleven, while Jake Taylor and Jack Stacey come onto the bench for the trip to The Valley.

Jem Karacan retains his place on the bench, while Hope Akpan is also named as a substitute this afternoon. Young striker Andrija Novakovich has travelled with the squad but is not included in the squad of eighteen.

Charlton name two former Royals on their bench in Simon Church and Andre Bikey-Amougou.

Charlton Athletic:Henderson, Solly (c), Fox, Gomez, Johnson, Gudmundsson, Buyens, Cousins, Bulot, Eagles, Watt.
Subs:Dmitrovic, Bikey-Amougou, Diarra, Church, Lennon, Lepoint, Ahearne-Grant.

Reading: Federici, Gunter, Obita, Pearce (c), Hector, Williams, Norwood, McCleary, Robson-Kanu, Mackie, Pogrebnyak. 
Subs: Andersen, Cooper, Akpan, Karacan, Stacey, Taylor, Blackman.


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