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📯 Team news | Royals unchanged for Stoke City challenge

All the team news as the Royals prepare to do battle with the Potters

6 February 2021

Unsurprisingly, the eleven men who started our 3-1 home win over Bournemouth last Friday night have all retained their places for a trip to Stoke City this afternoon.

With eight days rest and work between the two games, manager Veljko Paunovic has kept faith with the side who performed so well against the Cherries.

Andy Yiadom and Yakou Meite came back into the squad for that win over Bournemouth and both take places on the substitutes bench again today.

The only change to the squad sees the return of Sam Baldock from a minor injury that saw him sit out the victory at the Madejski. He returns to join the nine named replacements as young forward Jayden Onen makes way.

Our hosts have made three changes, bringing in Morgan Fox, Danny Batth and Sam Clucas - with James Chester, Jordan Thompson and the suspended Rhys Norrington-Davies dropping out.

Stoke City:
Gunn, Fox, Souttar, Batth, Collins, Allen, McClean, Mikel (c), Clucas, Fletcher, Clarke.
Subs: Bursik, Vokes, Smith, Brown, Cousins, Thompson, Tymon, Forrester, Mattondo.

Reading: Rafael, Holmes, Richards, McIntyre, Morrison (c), Rinomhota, Laurent, Ejaria, Swift, Olise, Joao.
Subs: Southwood, Yiadom, Esteves, Gibson, Tetek, Semedo, Aluko, Meite, Baldock.

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