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One change to starting line up for #Madejski500 fixture against Burton Albion

23 December 2017

Royals boss Jaap Stam has made just one change to the starting eleven that began the game at Ipswich last weekend as Tyler Blackett makes way for Liam Kelly on the teamsheet.

The change is likely to see Leandro Bacuna drop back into a full-back position, while Chris Gunter could start on the right or the left side of a back four in his 115th Madejski Stadium start - taking him level with Alex Pearce in the all-time Madejski Stadium appearance-makers list!

Garath McCleary returns to the squad for the first time since a 1-0 win at Elland Road in mid-October, while John Swift is also named as a substitute following a spell on the sidelines with a hamstring problem.

Reading: Mannone, Bacuna, Gunter, Moore, McShane, Van den Berg, Edwards, Kelly, Aluko, Barrow, Kermorgant.
Subs: Jaakkola, Blackett, Ilori, Clement, Swift, McCleary, Bodvarsson.


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