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Gorkss: In line for debut

Gorkss: In line for debut

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Kaspars Gorkss, Joseph Mills and Adam Le Fondre are in line for their Reading home debuts.

Latvia international Gorkss, who played for his country in a European Championship qualifier against Georgia last Friday, returned to Berkshire fully fit.

And he will go into the matchday squad to face the Hornets alongside fellow defender Mills and striker Le Fondre.

Reading's other internationals - Hal Robson-Kanu, Simon Church, Adam Federici and Bongali Khumano - all came through the weekend unscathed.

Manager Brian McDermott has no injury worries ahead of the resumption of their Championship campaign.

Striker Matthieu Manset believes the squad's mood is positive, telling the club's official website: "The atmosphere is good. We are ready and will come back and start winning."

Watford boss Sean Dyche, meanwhile, has a welcome selection dilemma in attack for the trip to Reading.

Joe Garner is in line for his Hornets debut having arrived from Nottingham Forest on transfer deadline day, while Chris Iwelumo returns to the fold following hip and thigh problems.

The Hornets have struggled for goals over the start of the season but the 2-2 draw against Birmingham last time out marked the return to form of Marvin Sordell as he scored one and set up the other, before going on to find the net for England's Under-21s against Israel on Monday.

Andreas Weimann returned to Vicarage Road on loan from Aston Villa to partner Sordell in attack, and with Troy Deeney also available, Dyche has five strikers to choose from.

Stephen McGinn (knee) continues to be the only absentee.

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Championship Fixtures

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
19:45
Blackburn v Birm'ham  
Blackpool v Derby  
B'mouth v Reading  
Brentford v Sheff Wed
Cardiff v Ipswich  
Charlton v Bolton
Huddsf'ld v Brighton
Norwich v Leeds  
Rotherham v Fulham  
Watford v N Forest  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Watford 12 11 24
2 Derby 12 12 23
3 M'boro 12 9 23
4 Norwich 12 10 21
5 N Forest 12 9 21
6 Ipswich 12 6 20
7 Wolves 12 3 20
8 Charlton 12 3 19
9 B'mouth 12 3 18
10 Brentford 12 -1 18
11 Sheff Wed 12 0 17
12 Cardiff 12 0 16
13 Blackburn 12 -2 16
14 Leeds 12 -3 15
15 Rotherham 12 -3 15
16 Reading 12 -5 15
17 Huddsf'ld 12 -6 15
18 Millwall 12 -3 13
19 Wigan 12 -2 11
20 Brighton 12 -3 11
21 Birm'ham 12 -7 11
22 Fulham 12 -9 10
23 Bolton 12 -12 8
24 Blackpool 12 -10 6

Updated Mon, 20 Oct 2014

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