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Team news | Méïté starts, Swift on bench

The Royals are ready to take on Derby on Saturday

21 December 2019

Yakou Méïté starts for Reading on Saturday afternoon against Derby County, in the Royals' only change from last weekend's stalemate away at Stoke City.

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20 December 2019

The attacker replaces Pelé in the line-up, who drops to the bench for the Royals. John Swift is among the substitutes at Madejski Stadium, though, as he recovers from an injury that has kept him out of action for almost a month.

With Matt Miazga's continued absence, Liam Moore and Michael Morrison line-up at centre-back once more, with Tyler Blackett and Chris Gunter flanking them in defence in front of Rafael.

Lucas João and Sam Baldock continue to lead the line up front for Reading, with Ovie Ejaria set to marshal midfield alongside Andy Rinomhota and Charlie Adam.

For the visitors, Ben Hamer and Chris Martin start against their former side as Derby look to extend their unbeaten run at Madejski Stadium which stretches back to 2011.

Reading: Rafael, Gunter, Morrison, Moore (c), Blackett, Rinomhota, Ejaria, Adam, Méïté, Baldock, João.
Subs: Walker, Swift, McCleary, Boyé, Howe, Richards, Pelé.

Derby County: Hamer, Bogle, Forsyth, Davies (c), Malone, Bielik, Knight, Holmes, Waghorn, Lawrence, Martin.
Subs: Roos, Wisdom, Dowell, Marriott, Lowe, Sibley, Whittaker.

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