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Team news | Royals unchanged from Wigan win last weekend

Starting line-up and subs stay the same as Ejaria, Swift and Baldock miss out

7 December 2019

Reading have named an unchanged starting line-up and bench following a fantastic turnaround victory against Wigan Athletic last weekend, as the Royals gear up to take on Birmingham City this afternoon.

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Yakou Méïté and George Pușcaș will lead the line up front, with Garath McCleary and Pelé partnering Andy Rinomhota in midfield, alongside a settled defensive line of Matt Miazga, Liam Moore, Michael Morrison, who lines up against his former club, Omar Richards and Andy Yiadom.

After training with the squad later in the week, Ovie Ejaria and Sam Baldock remain unavailable for selection as they recover from illness and injury respectively, with John Swift a longer-term absentee for the Royals.

On the bench, Lucas Boyé and Lucas João are available as attacking options along with Danny Loader, with Mark Bowen keeping the same personnel who won at the DW last time out.

Reading: Rafael, Yiadom, Miazga, Moore (c), Morrison, Richards, Pelé, Rinomhota, McCleary, Méïté, Pușcaș.
Subs: Walker, Gunter, Loader, Boyé, Blackett, Adam, João.

Birmingham City: Trueman, Pedersen, Dean (c), Clarke-Salter, Colin, Bellingham, McEachran, Sunjic, Crowley, Giménez, Bela.
Subs: Camp, Harding, Jutkiewicz, Montero, Maghoma, Davis, Bailey.

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