On a day when our Academy Honours Board was revealed at Madejski Stadium, teenage striker Danny Loader gets his home debut in the Sky Bet Championship by being named in the starting XI against Stoke City.
And there could potentially be a 48th appearance for an Academy graduate as defender Tom McIntyre is included in a first-team matchday squad for the first time! He's handed the number 46 jersey.
Leandro Bacuna captains the side in the absence of Liam Moore, while Sam Baldock, David Meyler and Mo Barrow all return to the bench.
Reading: Jaakkola, Yiadom, Gunter, Blackett, Ilori, Bacuna (c), Rinomhota, Swift, McCleary, Loader, McNulty.
Subs: Mannone, Meyler, Baldock, Barrow, Sims, Meite, McIntyre.
Stoke City: Butland, Pieters, Allen, Ince, Afobe, McClean, Martins Indi, Shawcross (c), Clucas, Martina, Woods.
Subs: Federici, Williams, Diouf, Berahino, Fletcher, Crouch, Edwards.