Royals to name unchanged line-up

Reading boss Brendan Rodgers is likely to keep faith with the side that beat Sheffield Wednesday when they host Crystal Palace on Tuesday.

Last Updated: 07/12/09 at 16:12

Rodgers: Will stick with same XI

Rodgers: Will stick with same XI

With Brian Howard not fully recovered from the broken cheekbone he suffered at Barnsley, Kalifa Cisse is expected to continue in midfield alongside Marek Matejovsky.

Defender Chris Armstrong is also nearing full fitness after recovering from a knee injury.

Shane Long serves the second of a three-game ban after being sent off for violent conduct against Derby and Noel Hunt remains a long-term injury absentee after surgery on his knee.

That means Rodgers will look to Grzegorz Rasiak to lead the line as Reading seek to register only their second home win in the last 11 months.

Kick-off 8pm.

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14 Bolton 42 -2 54
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16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 42 -9 46
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 42 -26 43
20 Blackpool 42 -26 42
21 Charlton 41 -24 41
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 42 -25 36

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