After making a 20-minute cameo from the bench against Leeds United in midweek, 17-year-old Michael Olise gets his first start as a senior player as we face Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium.
Callum Harriott and Garath McCleary also come into the starting XI, with Mo Barrow, Ryan East and Danny Loader all taking a seat on the bench.
The Royals’ 18-man squad is unchanged as Ovie Ejaria is not yet ready to return, while the Potters have two former Royals in the shape of Benik Afobe and Adam Federici amongst their subs.
Stoke City: Butland, Allen, Ince, Etebo, Vokes, McClean, Batth, Martins Indi, Shawcross, Edwards, Verlinden.
Subs: Federici, Williams, Afobe, Adam, Diouf, Krkic, Woods.
Reading: Martinez, Yiadom, Blackett, Moore (c), Miazga, Baker, Swift, Olise, McCleary, Harriott, Meite.
Subs: Walker, Gunter, O’Shea, McShane, Barrow, East, Loader.