Jón Daði Böðvarsson comes back into the starting line-up as the Royals face Leeds United on Saturday afternoon.
Mo Barrow also makes his way back into the squad following injury, hoping to make an impact from the subs bench.
Tiago Ilori comes into the starting line-up in place of skipper Paul McShane, who is not in the squad this weekend.
Academy graduate Sam Smith is also on the bench, following a string of strong performances up front for the Under-23s this season.
Reading: Mannone, Gunter (c), Moore, Ilori, Van den Berg, Bacuna, Edwards, Beerens, McCleary, Aluko, Böðvarsson.
Subs: Jaakkola, Barrow, Clement, Blackett, Popa, Kelly, Smith.
Leeds United: Lonergan, Ayling, Cooper, Jansson, Berardi, O'Kane, Phillips, Roofe, Hernandez, Saiz, Lasogga.
Subs: Wiedwald, Pennington, Klich, Dallas, Sacko, Cibicki, Grot.