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🕑 Team news | 11 changes as Royals get ready for Millwall

Bowen reverts to previous league line-up after FA Cup win

18 January 2020

As expected, Mark Bowen has rung the changes for the Royals as they get back to Sky Bet Championship action on Saturday afternoon, taking on Play-Off chasing Millwall at The Den.

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🔜 Ahead of the game | Royals head to The Den

18 January 2020

The Reading manager has changed the entire starting line-up following the Royals' FA Cup win over Blackpool in midweek, reverting to the same XI that started the last league outing against Nottingham Forest last weekend.

The only change to the squad from the previous weekend is the return of Tom McIntyre to the subs' bench, in place of Danny Loader.

A settled back four will start in front of Rafael, with Chris Gunter, Michael Morrison, Liam Moore and Tyler Blackett lining up in defence.

Sam Baldock will continue to lead the line up front for Reading, with George Pușcaș available from the bench.

Pelé and Charlie Adam will continue to anchor the midfield for the Royals, with John Swift, Ovie Ejaria and Yakou Méïté offered a creative licence going forward.

For Saturday's hosts, Reading Academy graduate, Jake Cooper starts with Alex Pearce and striker, Jón Daði Böðvarsson among the substitutes.

Millwall: Bialkowski, Wallace, Cooper, Molumby, Romeo, Hutchinson (c), Wallace, Ferguson, Woods, Smith, Bradshaw.
Subs: Fielding, Pearce, Mitchell, Skalak, Mahoney, O'Brien, Böðvarsson.

Reading: Rafael, Gunter, Morrison, Moore (c), Blackett, Pelé, Adam, Swift, Ejaria, Méïté, Baldock.
Subs: Walker, Miazga, Rinomhota, Obita, McCleary, McIntyre, Pușcaș.


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