Sam Walker starts in goal for the Royals against Preston North End, as Vito Mannone misses out through injury.
Yakou Méïté comes back into the starting line-up and Sam Baldock leads the line up front.
Youngster Andy Rinomhota is among the substitutes, with Mo Barrow, David Meyler and Tyler Blackett absent from the squad this afternoon.
John Swift and Liam Kelly come back into central midfield, alongside Leandro Bacuna.
Preston North End: Rudd, Fisher, Clarke (c), Huntington, Davies, Earl, Gallagher, Johnson, Barkhuizen, Robinson, Moult.
Subs: Maxwell, Hughes, Storey, Harrop, Barker, Burke, Nmecha.
Reading: Walker, Yiadom, Gunter, Moore (c), Ilori, Bacuna, Swift, Kelly, Aluko, Méïté, Baldock.
Subs: Jaakkola, O'Shea, McShane, Sims, Böðvarsson, McNulty, Rinomhota.