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The boss makes four changes for tonight's battle against Reading at the Madejski Stadium

13 February 2019

Tony Mowbray has named four changes for tonight's Championship clash against Reading at the Madejski Stadium.

Amari'i Bell, Corry Evans, Craig Conway and Ben Brereton all come into the team, with Derrick Williams, Harrison Reed, Danny Graham and Bradley Dack all dropping to the bench.

For our second game of three this week, Mowbray is looking to keep players fresh, and the changes may well see a change in system.

On paper, it looks as if Lewis Travis and Richie Smallwood could join Evans in central midfield, with a three pronged attack of Conway, Adam Armstrong and Brereton in charge of causing problems at the top end of the pitch.

For the hosts, former Rovers loanee Mo Barrow starts on the bench. whilst Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, who scored twice against Rovers for the Royals earlier in the season, is also a substitute.

Chelsea loanee Matt Miazga is set to partner Liam Moore at the heart of the defence, whilst loan signing Emi Martinez starts in goal.

Kick-off this afternoon is at 8pm and you can follow all the action via iFollow Rovers or across our social media channels.

Reading: Martinez, Yiadom, Moore (c), Swift, Aluko, Ejaria, Miazga, Oliveira, Blackett, Richards, Kelly.

Substitutes: Walker, Gunter, Harriott, Baker, Barrow, Meite, Bodvarsson.

Rovers: Raya, Bennett, Rodwell, Mulgrew (c), Bell, Smallwood, Evans, Travis, Conway, Brereton, Armstrong.

Substitutes: Leutwiler, Nyambe, Williams, Reed, Rothwell, Graham, Dack.


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