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🤳 Team news | Six changes for FA Cup replay at Cardiff

How the Royals line up for another match against the Bluebirds

4 February 2020

Mark Bowen has opted for six changes in Reading's Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round replay away at Cardiff City on Tuesday night.

Match Previews

🔜 Ahead of the game | Back to Wales to face the Bluebirds (again!)

4 February 2020

This is the Royals' third meeting with the Bluebirds in the last 10 days, with a place in the last 16 of the FA Cup at stake on Tuesday evening.

Sam Walker will start in goal, George Pușcaș comes in to start up front, Omar Richards and Tyler Blackett both return to the XI and Charlie Adam takes up a role in midfield.

Academy graduate, Gabe Osho starts for the Royals for the first time since August, having spent time away on loan with Yeovil Town this season.

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In the absence of Liam Moore in the squad on Tuesday night, Michael Morrison will wear the captain's armband for the Royals.

Yakou Méïté has scored in both recent meetings with Cardiff, and he's looking for a third in a row against the Bluebirds - he starts alongside Pușcaș at the top end of the pitch.

Teenage defender, Jeriel Dorsett makes the bench for the Royals tonight, with plenty of attacking options available in Garath McCleary, Sone Aluko and Sam Baldock.

Cardiff City: Etheridge, Flint, Bamba, J Richards, Vaulks, Pack (c), Whyte, Bagan, Murphy, Ward, Glatzel.
Subs: Smithies, Bennett, S Morrison, Paterson, Sang, Bowen, Mayembe.

Reading: Walker, Gunter, M Morrison (c), Blackett, Osho, O Richards, Pelé, Adam, Swift, Méïté, Pușcaș.
Subs: Andrésson, Rinomhota, Baldock, Obita, McCleary, Aluko, Dorsett.


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