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Team news | Barrow in for only change

The Royals side to face Wigan

9 March 2019

Mo Barrow, the match-winner from the bench last week in Ipswich, has been called into the starting XI for our game against Wigan Athletic for our only change.

After netting a 90th-minute goal to beat the Tractor Boys, the Gambian wide-man will play from the first whistle against the Latics this weekend. He replaces the injured Nélson Oliveira, meaning that Yakou Méïté will occupy the centre-forward berth. In goal, Emiliano Martínez is deemed fit enough to play after suffering a calf problem in the last game.

There are two potential debutants for Reading today. Amongst the substitutes are midfield duo from our Academy: 20-year-old Ryan East, and 17-year-old Michael Olise. If either make an appearance from the bench, they would become the 50th Academy graduate to play first-team football for the Royals.

Reading: Martínez, Yiadom, Blackett, Moore (c), Miazga, Ejaria, Baker, Swift, McCleary, Barrow, Méïté.
Subs: Walker, Gunter, McShane, Harriott, East, Olise, Loader.

Wigan Athletic: Jones, Morsy (c), James, Byrne, Robinson, Dunkley, Olsson, Jacobs, Massey, Powell, Garner.
Subs: Evans, Kipre, Naismith, Gibson, Roberts, Windass, Clarke.

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