Team news from the Madejski Stadium as Ali Al Habsi returns to the Wigan Athletic starting line-up.
Uwe Rosler makes three changes to the starting team from the midweek washout at Sheffield Wednesday as Ali Al Habsi returns for the first time since the final game of last season, replacing Scott Carson.
Jean Beausejour and Callum McManaman are also included in place of Stephen Crainey and Jean Beausejour
Reading: McCarthy, Gunter, Pearce, Pogrebnyak, Drenthe, McAnuff (c), Sharp, Gorkss, Guthrie, Williams, Cummings
Subs: Federici, Kelly, Le Fondre, McCleary, Akpan, Blackman, Obita
Latics: Al Habsi, Perch, Barnett, Rogne, Beausejour, Watson (c), McArthur, McCann, McManaman, Powell, McClean
Subs: Nicholls, Ramis, Shotton, Gomez, Crainey, Keane, Holt