Following the weekend’s draw at Nottingham Forest, Reading boss Veljko Paunović makes just one change to the starting XI at Birmingham City – in comes Yakou Méïté to start.
He replaces George Pușcaș in attack for the Royals’ only change.
But there is also movement on the bench, as Ovie Ejaria and Andy Rinomhota each return to the squad and are available to select from among the subs.
Birmingham City: Etheridge, Colin, Pedersen, Roberts, Hogan, Jutkiewicz, Bela, Dean (c), Gardner, Harper, Halilovic.
Subs: Prieto, Friend, Leko, Cosgrove, Sanchez, McGree, San José, Sunjic, Seddon.
Reading: Rafael, Yiadom, Richards, Holmes, Moore (c), McIntyre, Semedo, Laurent, Olise, Méïté, João.
Subs: Southwood, Esteves, Gibson, Rinomhota, Tetek, Ejaria, Aluko, Baldock, Pușcaș.