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🚨 Team news | Pelé returns in only Royals change

Midfielder returns for Olise ahead of Leeds clash

22 February 2020

Pelé has come straight back into the Reading line-up after his return from a minor injury, as the Royals get ready to take on Leeds United on Saturday afternoon.

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🚗 Ahead of the game | Elland Road awaits

21 February 2020

The midfielder replaces Michael Olise in the starting XI, as the teenager drops to the bench at Elland Road on Saturday.

After impressive performances on their return to the starting team last time out, Andy Rinomhota and Omar Richards keep their places in the team from the outset in West Yorkshire.

George Pușcaș has scored in back-to-back matches for Reading, while Yakou Méïté reached double figures for the season last time out at Sheffield Wednesday. Both start once more for the Royals against Leeds.

John Swift may play a more advanced role for Reading on Saturday, with Pelé and Rinomhota holding the fort at the base of the Royals' midfield.

Jordan Obita also comes back into the matchday squad for Reading, and he takes a place among the substitutes at Elland Road.

Sam Baldock, Felipe Araruna, Tyler Blackett and Charlie Adam are also available from the bench for the Royals as they get set to take on the automatic promotion hopefuls.

Leeds United: Casilla, Ayling, Cooper (c), White, Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Harrison, Costa, Hernandez, Bamford.
Subs: Meslier, Douglas, Alioski, Roberts, Augustin, Shackleton, Casey.

Reading: Rafael, Yiadom, Morrison, Moore (c), Richards, Rinomhota, Pelé, Ejaria, Swift, Méïté, Pușcaș.
Subs: Walker, Baldock, Obita, Araruna, Olise, Blackett, Adam.

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