The Royals remain unchanged from the side that earned a comfortable home win over ten-man Sheffield Wednesday last weekend.
On the bench, a couple of players return from injury - Yakou Meite is named as a substitute, while Lewis Gibson joins him amongst today's replacements.
Youngsters Femi Azeez and Jeriel Dorsett make room for the fit-again first teamers and miss out on the trip to Nottingham, but Ryan East, Luke Southwood and Mamadi Camara remain as Academy graduate representatives in the squad.
Amongst Forest's side, former Royals loanee Glenn Murray leads the line for the hosts, while Tyler Blackett and Lewis Grabban are ex-Reading players named on the Forest bench.
Nottingham Forest: Samba, Christie, Figueiredo, Ameobi, Bong, Cafu, Lolley, Murray, McKenna, Krovinovic, Garner.
Subs: Smith, Mbe Soh, Grabban, Freeman, Mighten, Yates, Blackett, Knockaert, Taylor.
Reading: Rafael, Yiadom, Richards, Moore (c), Holmes, McIntyre, Laurent, Semedo, Olise, Puscas, Joao.
Subs: Southwood, Esteves, Baldock, Meite, Gibson, Aluko, Tetek, East, Camara.