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Team news: Swift and Obita start following injury

Youngsters Sam Smith and Andy Rinomhota make the bench for the Royals

19 September 2017

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John Swift will make a return from injury from the start tonight in the Royals' XI to take on Swansea City in the Carabao Cup!

Jordan Obita also comes in to make his first start of the season following injury, and as in previous rounds of the cup, Anssi Jaakkola will continue in goal.

Youngsters Andy Rinomhota and Sam Smith make the bench tonight after helping the Royals through the first two rounds against Gillingham and Millwall, among a strong set of substitutes for Jaap Stam's side.

Adrian Popa and Pelle Clement also come into the starting line-up, and they are expected to lead the line up front.

Reading: Jaakkola, Gunter (c), Moore, Ilori, Obita, Bacuna, Swift, Evans, Beerens, Popa, Clement.
Subs: Legg, Van den Berg, Bodvarsson, Blackett, Kelly, Rinomhota, Smith.

Swansea City: Nordfeldt, Rangel (c), Mesa, Olsson, Van der Hoorn, Mawson, Routledge, Fer, Sanches, Narsingh, Bony.
Subs: Mulder, Naughton, Britton, Fulton, Abraham, Fernandez, Ayew.

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