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Team news | Debuts for three at Loftus Road

Böðvarsson, Mannone and Clement start, Barrow on the bench

5 August 2017

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Three of our new signings will be making their competitive Royals debuts from the start today as Jaap Stam's side take on QPR at Loftus Road.

Goalkeeper Vito Mannone will be starting between the posts, Jón Dadi Böðvarsson starts up front and Pelle Clement will also be hoping for an immediate impact in a Reading shirt.

Latest acquisition Modou Barrow will start from the bench, while Chris Gunter, Liam Moore, Liam Kelly and John Swift all start after signing new long-term deals with the club.

Tyler Blackett also returns to the starting line-up following a minor knock in pre-season.

QPR: Smithies, Perch, Onuoha (c), Lynch, Wszolek, Scowen, Luongo, Freeman, Bidwell, Washington, Mackie.
Subs: Ingram, Furlong, Robinson, Borysiuk, Ngbakato, Smith, Sylla.

Reading: Mannone, Gunter (c), Ilori, Moore, Blackett, Kelly, Swift, Evans, Clement, Popa, Böðvarsson.
Subs: Jaakkola, Mendes, Barrow, Rinomhota, Richards, Smith.

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