Andy Yiadom makes only his second start of the season this evening, returning from injury to take up the right-back position for the Royals.
Tom Holmes drops to the bench, while John Swift (hamstring) and Yakou Meite (groin) miss out this evening - allowing Alfa Semedo an opportunity to start at the Madejski.
Jayden Onen and Mamadi Camara are back on the bench, but Liam Moore, Felipe Araruna and George Puscas remain sidelined through injury.
Brentford name former Royals Academy graduate Tariqe Fosu in their starting line-up as they look to extend an unbeaten run that stretches back to a 3-2 loss at Stoke on 24th October 2020.
Reading: Rafael, Richards, Yiadom, Morrison (c), McIntyre, Rinomhota, Laurent, Olise, Semedo, Ejaria, Joao.
Subs: Southwood, Esteves, Gibson, Holmes, Tetek, Onen, Aluko, Camara, Baldock.
Brentford: Raya, Henry, Pinnock, Jensen, Dasilva, Dalsgaard (c), Mbeumo, Janelt, Sorensen, Fosu, Toney.
Subs: Daniels, Ghoddos, Reid, Roerslev, Zamburek, Canos, Stevens, Gilbert, Forss.
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