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Team news | Bowen names first Royals XI

Swift returns from suspension; Rinomhota unwell, Boyé and João out injured

19 October 2019

Mark Bowen has named his first line-up as Reading manager, as the Royals gear up to face Preston North End this afternoon.

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John Swift returns to the XI straight away, after becoming available again following his suspension against Bristol City last time out.

Bowen has had a number of injuries to contend with, however, as Andy Rinomhota is out with an illness, as well as injuries to Lucas Boyé and Lucas João preventing their inclusion for Saturday's match.

Liam Moore captains the side on Saturday afternoon, and in doing so will make his 150th competitive Reading appearance.

Jordan Obita starts for the Royals, with fellow defenders Omar Richards, Tyler Blackett and Tom McIntyre all available from the bench.

George Pușcaș and Yakou Méïté start in attacking roles for Reading, with both forwards having represented their countries during the international break.

Reading: Rafael, Yiadom, Miazga, Morrison, Moore (c), Obita, Pelé, Ejaria, Swift, Méïté, Pușcaș.
Subs: Walker, Baldock, Loader, McIntyre, Blackett, Adam, Richards.

Preston North End: Rudd, Fisher, Davies, Bauer, Hughes, Pearson, Gallagher (c), Maguire, Johnson, Barkhuizen, Nugent.
Subs: Ripley, Browne, Harrop, Rafferty, Ledson, Stockley, Potts.

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