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Team news | Oliveira back in for Blackburn

Four changes for Rovers tie

13 February 2019

After suffering a facial injury at our last home game, Royals forward Nélson Oliveira is already back to action and named in the starting XI against Blackburn Rovers.

His nasty injury kept him out of just one game - last weekend at Hillsborough - and he has been deemed fit enough to be back involved in José Gomes' squad again this evening.

He is one of four changes to the starting line-up, as Academy duo Liam Kelly and Omar Richards are also recalled, as well as loanee Ovie Ejaria after his recent illness.

Reading: Martínez, Yiadom, Blackett, Moore (c), Miazga, Kelly, Swift, Ejaria, Richards, Aluko, Oliveira.
Subs: Walker, Gunter, Harriott, Baker, Barrow, Meïté, Böðvarsson.

Blackburn Rovers: Raya, Rodwell, Smallwood, Armstrong, Mulgrew (c), Bell, Brereton, Travis, Bennett, Conway.
Subs: Leutwiler, Reed, Graham, Rothwell, Williams, Dack, Nyambe.


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