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📯 Team news | Youngsters given a chance to shine in the FA Cup

A much-changed side take on the Hatters in the Third Round this afternoon...

9 January 2021

The FA Cup is here and the Royals field a much changed side to take on the same Luton side that knocked us out of the Carabao Cup earlier this season.

In the squad that has travelled to Kenilworth Road, 13 of them are Academy graduates. 

And one makes his professionaldebut - 18-year-old Oliver Pendlebury starts for the Royals this afternoon.

Two more make their full debuts for the Royals, Jeriel Dorsett starts in defence, while Jayden Onen is named in the eleven for the first time.

Sone Aluko and Sam Baldock provide the experience in the Royals squad - they are the only two players who are over the age of 23.

There is a 14th Academy graduate involved too - Gabe Osho starts for the hosts having rejoined the Hatters ranks following a loan spell at Yeovil Town.

Luton Town:
Sluga, Potts (c), Tunnicliffe, Hylton, Lee, Moncur, Galloway, Bree, Nombe, Morrell, Osho.
Subs: Cornick, Berry, Lockyer, Rea, Mpanzu, Clark, Isted, Norrington-Davies, LuaLua.

Reading: Southwood, Esteves, Bristow, Dorsett, McIntyre, Pendlebury, Semedo, Olise, Onen, Aluko, Baldock (c).
Subs: Boyce-Clarke, Samuels, Richards, Holmes, Tetek, Camara, Melvin-Lambert.

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