Mo Barrow returns to the starting line-up as the Royals take on Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night, having missed the last match through illness.
Chris Martin also comes in from the start following his first goal for the club at Middlesbrough - making his first start in the hooped shirt following his arrival from Derby County on loan.
Full-back Omar Richards also starts after returning from injury, with fellow Academy graduate Liam Kelly starting in midfield alongside Leandro Bacuna and Joey van den Berg.
Reading: Mannone, Gunter (c), Moore, Ilori, Richards, Van den Berg, Bacuna, Kelly, Barrow, Aluko, Martin.
Subs: Jaakkola, Evans, McCleary, Edwards, Clement, Böðvarsson, Blackett.