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Team news | Nélson returns to line-up in only change

Oliveira on the team sheet for bank holiday Baggies test

22 April 2019

Reading make a solitary change from Friday's 1-1 draw away at Bristol City, with Nélson Oliveira returning to the starting line-up in place of Chris Gunter.

This will be likely to see Andy Yiadom back at right-back for the Royals, with Yakou Méïté likely to be out on the flank as he looks for his sixth goal in as many matches.

Academy graduate, Danny Loader and Tom McIntyre are available from the bench for Reading, as are further attacking options in Sam Baldock, Garath McCleary and Callum Harriott.

West Brom, meanwhile, name a side awash with Premier League experience, with former England striker Jay Rodriguez leading the line - having scored 23 times already this season.

For the first time since leaving the club in 2016, Hal Robson-Kanu will be lining up against the Royals at Madejski Stadium.

Reading: Martínez, Yiadom, Miazga, Moore (c), Blackett, Baker, Rinomhota, Ejaria, Barrow, Méïté, Oliveira.
Subs: Walker, Gunter, Baldock, McCleary, Harriott, Loader, McIntyre.

West Bromwich Albion: Johnstone, Adarabioyo, Holgate, Bartley, Dawson, Field, Harper, Townsend, Murphy, Rodriguez, Robson-Kanu.
Subs: Bond, Gibbs, Phillips, Brunt, Mears, Gayle, Hoolahan.


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