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Team news: McCleary and Beerens return, Bacuna could make debut

Three changes to the starting line-up from weekend draw...

15 August 2017

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There are three changes to the starting line-up from the weekend as Royals are set to take on Aston Villa at Madejski Stadium tonight.

Pelle Clement, Adrian Popa and Joey van den Berg all come into the starting line-up, and there are welcome returns for players on their way back into the squad following injury.

For the first time this season, Garath McCleary is in the squad and on the bench tonight, along with Roy Beerens and new signing Leandro Bacuna.

Having signed from Villa on Sunday, Bacuna is in contention to make his Royals debut against his former employers from the bench this evening.

Reading: Mannone, Gunter, McShane (c), Moore, Blackett, van den Berg, Swift, Kelly, Popa, Clement, Barrow.
Subs: Jaakkola, Evans, Ilori, McCleary, Beerens, Mendes, Bacuna.

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