Academy graduate, Omar Richards, comes into the starting line-up for his first league start as a Royal.
Young Royals Josh Barrett and Axel Andresson are in the squad as the Royals take on Derby County at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon.
Having already tasted Carabao Cup action with the first team this season, Barrett and Andresson, along with Richards, make it three Academy players in the Royals' squad today.
Roy Beerens returns to the starting XI, with Yann Kermorgant continuing his comeback from the bench this afternoon.
Reading: Mannone, Gunter, McShane (c), Moore, Richards, Bacuna, Edwards, Swift, Beerens, Barrow, Aluko.
Subs: Jaakkola, Kermorgant, Clement, Blackett, Popa, Andresson, Barrett.