Last Updated: Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:56
Noel Hunt faces a late fitness test ahead of Reading's home meeting with Sunderland, while Jason Roberts is out once again.
The striker missed the comeback draw against Chelsea in midweek with an unspecified knock and is again a doubt for manager Brian McDermott, who will not make a decision until the last minute.
Meanwhile, Roberts continues to struggle with a hip injury and will play no part as the Royals look to continue their recent revival.
McDermott must decide whether or not to promote Adam Le Fondre to the starting line-up after the striker again impressed off the bench against Chelsea, scoring twice for the second successive league game.
However the boss has stressed his best role is presently as a substitute so he is likely to start on the bench.
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