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Ilori given starting berth for Royals bow

21 January 2017

Team news for the Royals' meeting with the Rams

January arrival Tiago Ilori is handed a place in the starting XI for our visit to Derby County, making his Reading debut at Pride Park.

He is joined in the defensive ranks by returning skipper Paul McShane, who is available once again after his recent hand injury.

Goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola also returns to the squad after his injury lay-off, and deputises from the bench.

Derby County: Carson, Bryson, Keogh (c), Russell, Ince, Bent, Baird, Pearce, Hughes, Olsson, De Sart.
Subs: Christie, Shackell, Vydra, Roos, Camara, Hanson, Vernam.

Reading: Al-Habsi, Gunter, Obita, McShane (c), L.Moore, Ilori, Kelly, Swift, Williams, McCleary, Kermorgant.
Subs: Jaakkola, Van den Berg, Evans, Samuel, Meite, Blackett, Watson.

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