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Böðvarsson and Kermorgant both start; Smith back in the squad

The Royals side to face the Owls at Hillsborough…

26 January 2018

Jón Daði Böðvarsson and Yann Kermorgant are named as a starting forward partnership for the first time at Hillsborough for our Emirates FA Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday.

Striker Sam Smith, who has been unavailable in recent weeks through injury, has come through several training sessions and makes the bench for this tie.

Chris Gunter continues to captain the side in the absence of the injured Paul McShane.  And goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola is named between the sticks, as he was in the previous round against Stevenage.

Reading: Jaakkola, Gunter (c), Bacuna, Moore, Ilori, Edwards, Clement, Beerens, McCleary, Böðvarsson, Kermorgant.
Subs: Mannone, Evans, Aluko, Barrow, Blackett, Kelly, Smith.


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