Young striker Sam Smith comes into the starting line-up against Middlesbrough, to make his first league start for the club!
Having been absent all season, Yann Kermorgant is now fit enough for a place on the bench at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
After coming off the bench in the second half against Sheffield United last time out, captain Paul McShane and midfielder John Swift also return to the line-up.
Having spent the last couple of matches among the substitutes, Liam Kelly also makes a return from the start at Madejski Stadium.
Reading: Mannone, Ilori, McShane (c), Moore, Gunter, Van den Berg, Kelly, Swift, Beerens, Aluko, Smith.
Subs: Jaakkola, Edwards, Barrow, Kermorgant, Clement, Blackett, Popa.