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Tony Mowbray has made three changes to his starting XI for today's clash against Reading at the Madejski Stadium

21 September 2019

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Tony Mowbray has made three changes to his lineup for today's clash against Reading at the Madejski Stadium.

Tosin Adarabioyo isn't risked after being a doubt following a thigh knock picked up against Millwall last weekend, whilst Joe Rothwell was ill in the night and isn't part of the 18.

Corry Evans is the man who comes into the team in place of Adarabioyo. Elsewhere, Lewis Travis returns in place of John Buckley, whilst Sam Gallagher starts in place of Bradley Johnson.

Bradley Dack appears for the 100th time in Rovers colours and will hope to mark the milestone with a third successive goal in the league following strikes against West Bromwich Albion and Millwall.

New capture Lewis Holtby, who arrived on a free transfer earlier in the week, takes his place on the bench and is available to Mowbray if required.

Stewart Downing keeps his place and is likely to start in a midfield three, with Mowbray reverting back to the usual system of four at the back for this one.

The hosts include ex-Rovers loanee Lucas Joao in their starting team, with Charlie Adam, who was on trial at Ewood Park in the summer, a substitute to Jose Gomes.

Kick-off this afternoon is at 3pm and you can track all the action on iFollow Rovers and our social media channels if you can't make it to the Madejski.

Reading: Rafael, Morrison, Moore (c), Swift, Obita, Ejaria, McIntyre, Yiadom, Gomes, Joao, Puscas.

Substitutes: Virginia, Rinomhota, Boye, Meite, Blackett, Adam, Richards.

Rovers: Walton, Bennett (c), Lenihan, Williams, Cunningham, Downing, Evans, Travis, Gallagher, Armstrong, Dack.

Substitutes: Leutwiler, Nyambe, Johnson, Graham, Bell, Holtby, Buckley.

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