The hosts could add Alex Hernandez to their squad for the visit of the Dons.
Spanish midfielder Hernandez has joined the Royals on a season-long loan from Espanyol.
Peru winger Paolo Hurtado is also waiting to make his Reading debut but may need to build up his fitness some more before being considered.
Teenage wideman Tariqe Fosu is fit following an ankle problem but Dominic Samuel, Pavel Pogrebnyak and Garath McCleary are set to miss out again through injury.
MK Dons boss Karl Robinson has no new issues as he looks to record successive Championship victories for the first time in the club’s history.
Any changes will be kept to a minimum but Robinson does like to rotate his midfield and attacking players and he has plenty of options available to him.
Diego Poyet, signed this week on loan from West Ham, Daniel Powell, Dale Jennings, Sergio Aguza and Sam Gallagher are among those who could come into the manager’s thinking for the trip to Berkshire.
Midfielders Mark Randall and Ben Reeves (hamstring) and defender Joe Walsh (knee) remain out injured.