Reading (6) v Sheffield Wednesday (17)
Hope Akpan (shin) and Danny Guthrie (calf) have been passed fit for Reading, with manager Nigel Adkins set to name an unchanged team for the sixth match in succession.
Wayne Bridge and Sean Morrison (both knee) are due back this month but will not be risked just yet while Mikele Leigertwood (ankle), Jason Roberts (hip) and Jem Karacan (cruciate) are still missing.
Sheffield Wednesday will be without defender Oguchi Onyewu, who has suffered a calf muscle tear, while Reda Johnson (hip) and Glenn Loovens (hamstring) face fitness tests.
Midfielder Giles Coke sits out the second game of a three-match ban and winger Jermaine Johnson serves the first of his three-game suspension following his straight red card last week.
Another winger Michail Antonio (knee ligaments) is fit, but defender Martin Taylor (knee), Lewis Buxton, and Kamil Zayatte (ankle) are still missing, with Zayatte needing season-ending surgery.
Last season: No corresponding fixture
Last five league matches: Reading W W L W W; Sheff Wed W W D D W
Top scorers: Adam Le Fondre (Reading) 13; Chris Maguire (Sheff Wed) 5
Match odds: H 4-5 A 3-1 D 5-2
Referee: Keith Hill (Hertfordshire)