Gunter captains the Royals for cup tieReading defender Chris Gunter is given the armband for our EFL Cup tie against Plymouth Argyle – and there are a total of five changes to the starting after the weekend’s win.
Amongst the switches is a debut between the sticks for Anssi Jaakkola, and first starts for Tennai Waton and Callum Harriott. Jake Cooper and Yann Kermorgant get their first competitive starts of the season, while young quartet Yakou Meite, Liam Kelly, Danzell Gravenberch and Zak Jules are all available as subs. Craig Tanner is on the bench against the club he represented on loan last season.
Reading: Jaakkola, Watson, Gunter, Cooper, Van den Berg, Evans, Williams, Swift, Beerens, Harriott, Kermorgant.
Subs: Bond, Rakels, Meite, Jules, Tanner, Gravenberch, Kelly.