Team news for the Royals' cup tie at Madejski StadiumAaron Tshibola completes his return from injury to start for the Royals in the FA Cup fourth round tie against Walsall at Madejski Stadium.
Stephen Quinn also comes into the starting XI, while his countryman Paul McShane comes in onto the bench.
George Evans is ineligible to play in the FA Cup for Reading – having already represented Walsall in the competition this year – and the same applies for Yann Kermorgant, who had a run-out in an earlier round for AFC Bournemouth. New arrival Deniss Rakels did not receive international clearance in time to play.
Reading: Al-Habsi, Gunter, Obita, Cooper, Ferdinand, Norwood, Williams, Tshibola, Quinn, Robson-Kanu, Vydra.
Subs: Bond, McShane, Taylor, Hector, Piazon, John, Cox.