Team news for the Royals’ meeting with RangersIn the absence of Paul McShane through a hand injury, Chris Gunter captains the Royals this evening on the occasion of his 400th senior appearance in club football.
There are two changes to the starting XI after last weekend’s FA Cup trip to Old Trafford; Jordan Obita comes in at left-back to replace the injured Tyler Blackett, and John Swift returns to the line-up with George Evans on the bench.
Darnell Furlong starts for QPR, the son to Paul Furlong - a former Rangers striker who scored here in that memorable 2-1 defeat to Graeme Murty's Royals in April 2006. Former Royals loanee Jamie Mackie is also named in Ian Holloway's starting eleven.
Reading: Al-Habsi, Gunter (c), Obita, Van den Berg, L.Moore, Swift, Williams, Kelly, Beerens, McCleary, Kermorgant.
Subs: S.Moore, Cooper, Evans, Samuel, Wieser, Meite, Watson.
Queens Park Rangers: Smithies, Bidwell, Hall, Onuoha, Lynch, Mackie, Wszolek, Luongo, Furlong, Sylla, Manning.
Subs: Ingram, Doughty, El Khayati, Ngbakoto, Shodipo, LuaLua, Comley.