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The captain's back; Evans and Kermorgant also both in

25 February 2017

Team news to face the Seagulls

Captain Paul McShane returns from injury to be named in the starting eleven and reclaim the armband and his place at the back to face his former side Brighton & Hove Albion this evening.

Royals boss Jaap Stam has made three changes in total, bringing in Yann Kermorgant and George Evans to start at the Amex today in place of Lewis Grabban and Liam Kelly, while Jordan Obita also drops to the bench to make way for McShane.

Joey van den Berg returns to the squad, taking a place on the bench at the Amex. Meanwhile, the Seagulls have named two former Royals in their squad - Glenn Murray and Steve Sidwell starting for Chris Hughton's men.

Brighton: Stockdale, Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Pocognoli, Stephens, Sidwell, Murphy, Knockaert, Baldock, Murray. 
Subs: Walton, Huenemeier, Tomori, Kayal, March, Hemed, Akpom.

Reading: Al-Habsi, Gunter, Blackett, Moore, McShane (c), Evans, Williams, Mutch, McCleary, Beerens, Kermorgant.
Subs: Jaakkola, Obita, Van den Berg, Kelly, Swift, Popa, Grabban.

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