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Team news | Three changes for Royals following midweek clash

Baldock, Blackett and Pelé all start against Stoke

14 December 2019

Sam Baldock, Tyler Blackett and Pelé all come into Reading's starting line-up on Saturday afternoon to take on Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium.

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The Royals will be without George Pușcaș and Matt Miazga, though, with the pair both picking up injuries against Barnsley in midweek. Jordan Obita also does not feature in the matchday squad on Saturday afternoon.

After starting in midweek, Charlie Adam keeps his place in Reading's midfield and lines up against his former club for the first time after leaving the Potters in the summer.

Lucas João scored the equaliser against Barnsley on Wednesday night, and will lead the line alongside Baldock in Staffordshire.

Mark Bowen has three strikers available on the bench as well, with Danny Loader, Lucas Boyé and Yakou Méïté ready and waiting if needed later on in proceedings.

Stoke City: Butland, Edwards, Ward, Lindsay, Batth, Allen (c), Cousins, Ince, McClean, Clucas, Vokes.
Subs: Davies, Smith, Diouf, Hogan, Powell, Collins, Woods.

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

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