The Royals have made three changes following last Friday's game against Derby County - as they face the Rams' East Midlands rivals, Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon.
Sam Baldock is drafted in for a first Reading start away, while Yakou Meite is also included in the starting XI.
Tyler Blackett also returns from suspension to start for the Royals, while skipper Paul McShane will line up for his 100th Reading appearance.
Nottingham Forest: Pantilimon, Figueiredo, Fox (c), Guediora, Colback, Grabban, Carvalho, Osborn, Lolley, Darikwa, Dias.
Subs: Smith, Soudani, Watson, Murphy, Cash, Robinson, Dawson.
Reading: Mannone, Yiadom, Blackett, McShane (c), Ilori, Meyler, Kelly, Barrow, Meite, Baldock, Böðvarsson.
Subs: Walker, O’Shea, Bacuna, Swift, Clement, Richards, McNulty.