Reading (18) v Sheffield Wednesday (9)
Reading are awaiting fitness updates on Hope Akpan (shoulder), Danny Guthrie (groin) and Chris Gunter (ankle), while centre-half Anton Ferdinand is set to miss out again with a calf problem.
Wednesday midfielder Sam Hutchinson is expected to return to the squad following suspension and new loan signing Will Keane is hoping to resume despite being forced off due to a cut eye on his debut in midweek.
Last season: Reading 0 Sheff Wed 2, Sheff Wed 5 Reading 2
Last five league matches: Reading D W D L D; Sheff Wed W W W L D
Top scorers: Simon Cox (Reading) 8; Stevie May & Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheff Wed) 7
Match odds: H 21-20 A 23-20 D 12-5
Referee: Brendan Malone (Wiltshire)