Team news ahead of this afternoon's encounter against Blackburn RoversRoyals boss Jaap Stam has named an unchanged starting eleven and the same substitutes bench for this afternoon's trip to Ewood Park - sticking with the side that dominated play but narrowly lost at Elland Road on Tuesday night.
Blackburn meanwhile have named former Royal Hope Akpan in the starting eleven, while another ex-Reading player Danny Guthrie misses out on this afternoon's game. Wes Brown makes his Blackburn debut against a side managed by a former Manchester United colleague of his.
Blackburn: Steele, Williams, Lowe (c), Marshall, Brown, Lenihan, Akpan, Conway, Gallagher, Graham, Emnes.
Subs: Raya, Feeney, Byrne, Nyambe, Bennett, Wharton, Stokes.
Reading: Al-Habsi, Gunter, Blackett, McShane (c), L.Moore, Van den Berg, Kelly, Evans, Beerens, McCleary, Samuel.
Subs: S.Moore, Watson, Cooper, Wieser, Harriott, Meite, Kermorgant.