Three home debutants for the RoyalsJohn Swift, Joey van den Berg and Roy Beerens all start for Reading against AFC Bournemouth in our final pre-season friendly – their first outing as Royals at Madejski Stadium.
Beerens, the most recent arrival of those three, is in a Reading squad for the very first time.
Meanwhile Anssi Jaakkola and Danzell Gravenberch, both of whom joined this summer, are available from the bench – although the game comes too soon for today’s signing Yakou Meite.
Reading: Al-Habsi, Gunter, Obita, McShane, Van den Berg, Norwood, Evans, Williams, Swift, Beerens, Rakels.
Subs: Jaakkola, Cooper, Jules, Tanner, Gravenberch, Watson, Stacey, Kelly, Fosu.
AFC Bournemouth: Boruc, MacDonald, Francis, Ake, Daniels, Gosling, Cook, Gradel, Pugh, King, Wilson.
Subs: Holmes, Mousset, Buckley, Harfield, Whitfield, Lee, Ndjoli, Jordan.