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Reading’s squad to meet Cardiff

18 August 2019

George Pușcaș, Lucas João, Michael Morrison, Rafael and Pelé all get their first run-outs at Madejski Stadium as Reading players for this afternoon’s game against Cardiff City.

They are joined in the starting XI by Ovie Ejaria, who returns to action in RG2 for the first time since rejoining on loan.

There could be a further addition to the list of Royals players to run out at Madejski Stadium if Lucas Boyé sees action from the bench, following his starts at Hull City and Wycombe Wanderers.

Meanwhile former Reading players Leandro Bacuna and Sean Morrison start for visitors Cardiff.

Reading: Rafael, Morrison, Miazga, Moore (c), Yiadom, Richards, Pelé, Swift, Ejaria, João, Pușcaș.
Subs: Virginia, McIntyre, Adam, Barrett, Rinomhota, Boyé, Méïté.

Cardiff City: Smithies, Bennett, Morrison (c), Flint, Vaulks, Bacuna, Ralls, Glatzel, Pack, Mendez-Laing, Hoilett.
Subs: Day, Vassell, Nelson, Whyte, Murphy, Bogle, Paterson.

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