Team news from Cardiff City StadiumRoyals boss Steve Clarke makes five changes to the starting XI for the meeting with Cardiff City in South Wales.
Michael Hector comes in to start and wear the captain’s armband, with captain Paul McShane absent through injury.
Also in comes former Bluebird Andrew Taylor, as well as Alex Fernandez, Orlando Sa and Ola John.
Reading: Al-Habsi, Gunter, Taylor, Hector, Ferdinand, Norwood, Fernandez, John, Vydra, Blackman, Sa.
Subs: Bond, Obita, Hurtado, Williams, McCleary, Cooper, Liburd.