The Royals have made two changes from their midweek draw against Nottingham Forest, with Jón Daði Böðvarsson and Pelle Clement starting in place of Chris Martin and Joey van den Berg.
As the Royals take on Derby County on Saturday afternoon, on-loan striker Martin will be ineligible against his parent club at Madejski Stadium.
Omar Richards keeps his place at left-back following his first senior goal on Tuesday night, with fellow Academy graduate Liam Kelly starting in midfield.
Following a month-long injury absence, John Swift is fit enough for a return to the squad and will be available from the bench.
Reading: Mannone, Gunter (c), Moore, Ilori, Richards, Bacuna, Kelly, Clement, Aluko, Barrow, Böðvarsson.
Subs: Jaakkola, Van den Berg, Swift, McCleary, Edwards, Blackett, Smith.