Four changes to Royals starting elevenRoyals boss Jaap Stam made four changes to his starting line-up for the trip to Villa Park, bringing Joseph Mendes, Jordan Obita, Danny Williams and Adrian Popa into the eleven.
Danzell Gravenberch, Tennai Watson and Reece Oxford drop out of the eighteen, but Tiago Ilori and George Evans are fit enough to take a place on the bench, while Yakou Meite also comes into the squad for the clash with Steve Bruce's men.
Aston Villa: Johnstone, Baker, Hutton, Bacuna, Chester (c), Lansbury, Amavi, Jedinak, Hourihane, Adomah, Kodjia.
Subs: Sarkic, Richards, Elphick, Bree, Gardner, Grealish, Hogan.
Reading: Al-Habsi, Gunter (c), Obita, Blackett, Moore, Kelly, Williams, Swift, Popa, Grabban, Mendes.
Subs: Jaakkola, Ilori, Evans, Mutch, Meite, McCleary, Kermorgant.