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Team news | Four changes for Royals

Oliveira, Miazga and Martínez make home debuts

2 February 2019

José Gomes has made four changes to the side that drew away at Bolton on Tuesday night, with Aston Villa the visitors this afternoon.

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Ahead of the game | Previewing Villa's visit

1 February 2019

Callum Harriott, Lewis Baker, Ovie Ejaria and Tyler Blackett all come into the starting line-up at Madejski Stadium this afternoon.

Nélson Oliveira is fit to start up front after being an injury doubt in the build-up to Saturday, with Yakou Méïté available from the bench on Saturday.

For Villa, former Royals loanee Tommy Elphick lines up in central defence, with on-loan Bournemouth defender, Tyrone Mings, coming in to make his Villa debut.

Reading: Martínez, Yiadom, Moore (c), Miazga, Blackett, Rinomhota, Baker, Ejaria, Harriott, Swift, Oliveira.
Subs: Walker, Gunter, McCleary, Aluko, Barrow, Méïté, Richards.

Aston Villa: Kalinic, Taylor, Mings, Elphick, Hutton (c), Whelan, Hourihane, McGinn, El Ghazi, Adomah, Abraham.
Subs: Steer, Carroll, Jedinak, Davis, Kodjia, Elmohamady, Hause.

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