Team news to face the BluebirdsThere is one change to Jaap Stam's starting XI to face Cardiff City - Yann Kermorgant returns to start after recent illness.
Jordan Obita returns to the matchday squad after suspension and is named amongst the subs. Meanwhile former Royals centre-back Sean Morrison is named as Neil Warnock's skipper.
Reading: Al-Habsi, Gunter, Van den Berg, McShane (c), Moore, Swift, Williams, Kelly, Beerens, McCleary, Kermorgant.
Subs: Jaakkola, Evans, Mendes, Obita, Samuel, Meite, Blackett.
Cardiff City: McGregor, Peltier, Halford, Bamba, Morrison (c), Richards, Gunnarsson, Ralls, Hoilett, Healey, Zohore.
Subs: Murphy, Connolly, Kennedy, John, Harris, Noone, Whittingham.