Royals captain Paul McShane is selected in the starting XI against Fulham, making his first start of the season.
In addition, Modou Barrow makes his full debut after substitute appearances in each of the last two fixtures.
Joey van den Berg is back amongst the subs after missing the season’s opener, and Tiago Ilori returns to the fold as a starter after missing the previous outing through suspension.
Reading: Mannone, Gunter, Blackett, McShane (c), Ilori, Moore, Evans, Kelly, Swift, Barrow, Mendes.
Subs: Jaakkola, Van den Berg, Quinn, Clement, Popa, Rinomhota, Smith.
Fulham: Button, Fredericks, Kalas, Ream, Sessegnon, Norwood, McDonald, Johansen, Aluko (c), Kebano, Ayite.
Subs: Rodak, Odoi, Djalo, Cisse, Cairney, Piazon, Kamara.