Forward pair Sam Baldock and Yakou Méïté return to the starting XI for our Friday-night visit to the Cardiff City Stadium.
Defender Tom McIntyre has served his suspension which was accrued for a dismissal in the Emirates FA Cup meeting against the Bluebirds at Madejski Stadium, and is also named in the starting side.
That’s part of a three-man back three, with Welshman Chris Gunter and Jordan Obita in the wing-back positions. Pelé, Ovie Ejaria and John Swift comprise a midfield three.
Cardiff City: Smithies, Bennett, Morrison (c), Vaulks, Paterson, Pack, Nelson, Tomlin, Whyte, Richards, Hoilett.
Subs: Etheridge, Flint, Bacuna, Glatzel, Murphy, Bamba, Ward.
Reading: Rafael, Gunter, Obita, Moore (c), Morrison, McIntyre, Pelé, Swift, Ejaria, Méïté, Baldock.
Subs: Walker, Rinomhota, McCleary, Blackett, Adam, Richards, Pușcaș.