Josh Laurent has recovered from the short-term injury which kept him out against Bristol City in midweek, and comes straight back into the starting XI to face Middlesbrough at Madejski Stadium.
Laurent’s inclusion in the starters is the only change, and results in Tomas Esteves take a place amongst our substitutes.
Club captain Liam Moore and striker George Pușcaș each played a part in our Under-23s’ meeting against Stoke City on Friday as they continue their return to full fitness after their respective lay-offs – they are each available to call upon from the bench.
Reading: Rafael, Yiadom, Richards, McIntyre, Morrison (c), Rinomhota, Laurent, Semedo, Ejaria, Olise, João.
Subs: Southwood, Esteves, Holmes, Moore, Gibson, Tetek, Aluko, Baldock, Pușcaș.
Middlesbrough: Bettinelli, Dijksteel, Morsy, Fry, Fletcher, Howson, McNair, Watmore, Fisher, Kebano, Bola.
Subs: Archer, Johnson, Hall, Assombalonga, Akpom, Mendez-Laing, Saville, Spence, Coulson.
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