George Evans returns from injury from the start as Reading take on Bristol City on Boxing Day.
This will be the midfielder's first appearance since the Royals took on Swansea City in the Carabao Cup back in September, and he returns from the start at Ashton Gate.
Jón Daði Böðvarsson also returns to the starting line-up following a spell on the bench, with Yann Kermorgant among the substitutes at Ashton Gate.
Leandro Bacuna continues in what appears to be a full-back role, with Roy Beerens on the bench for the Royals.
Garath McCleary is also available from the touchline as he continues his recovery from injury.
Reading: Mannone, Bacuna, Moore, McShane (c), Gunter, Van den Berg, Evans, Edwards, Barrow, Aluko, Böðvarsson.
Subs: Jaakkola, Beerens, McCleary, Kermorgant, Ilori, Clement, Blackett.
Bristol City: Fielding, Bryan, Flint, Wright (c), Baker, Smith, Brownhill, Taylor, Reid, Pack, Magnusson.
Subs: Steele, Woodrow, Eliasson, Paterson, Kelly, Vyner, Leko.