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Three changes for City Ground encounter

22 April 2017

Kelly, Grabban and Popa start for Stam's side

Royals boss Jaap Stam has made three changes to the side that beat Rotherham on Easter Monday - bringing in Lewis Grabban, Adrian Popa and Liam Kelly for the visit to the City Ground.

Joseph Mendes returns to the bench, while Roy Beerens is joined by Yakou Meite as a substitute after the Ivorian forward's first start of the season five days ago.

Former Royals midfielder Aaron Tshibola is named on the bench for hosts Nottingham Forest this afternoon.

Nottingham Forest: Smith, Lichaj, Mancienne, Brereton, Worrall, Fox, Osborn, Cohen (c), Vaughan, Carayol, Assombalonga.
Subs: Evtimov, Pinillos, Tshibola, Clough, Ward, Vellios, Cash.

Reading: Al-Habsi, Gunter (c), Obita, Blackett, Moore, Kelly, Williams, Swift, Popa, Grabban, Kermorgant.
Subs: Jaakkola, Oxford, Ilori, Evans, Meite, Beerens, Mendes

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