Leandro Bacuna and Dave Edwards return to the starting line-up as the Royals take on Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night.
Following his first Royals start on Saturday, young striker Sam Smith continues to lead the line for the Royals.
Tiago Ilori is ruled out with a head injury, while Yann Kermorgant continues his recovery and takes a place on the bench at Madejski Stadium.
Reading: Mannone, Bacuna, Gunter, McShane (c), Moore, Barrow, Van den Berg, Edwards, Swift, Aluko, Smith.
Subs: Jaakkola, Beerens, Kermorgant, Clement, Blackett, Popa, Richards.