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McCleary and Jaakkola make first starts of the campaign

Team news to face Millwall

20 October 2018

Garath McCleary and Anssi Jaakkola are both drafted in for their first starts of the 2018/19 for Reading for our home fixture against Millwall.

McCleary is making his first appearance for almost eight months, having been sidelined in last season's home fixture against Sheffield United.  After undergoing rehab and working hard to get fit in friendly and Under-23 fixtures, he begins the game against the Lions.

It is Jaakkola's first involvement since March, as he steps in between the sticks with Sam Walker and Vito Mannone both unavailable.  George Legg takes a place on the bench.

Meanwhile Sam Baldock also comes back in for a start after missing the last three games.

Reading: Jaakkola, Yiadom, Blackett, Moore (c), Ilori, Bacuna, Kelly, Swift, McCleary, Meite, Baldock.
Subs: Legg, Gunter, Meyler, Aluko, Sims, McNulty, Rinomhota.

Millwall: Amos, Meredith, Cooper, Williams, Wallace, Gregory, Ferguson, Romeo, Elliott, Wallace, Leonard.
Subs: Archer, Hutchinson, Tunnicliffe, Skalak, O'Brien, Morison, Bradshaw.

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