Reading will again be without Adam Federici and Jimmy Kebe for Saturday's trip to face Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United.
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Goalkeeper Federici is still sidelined by an ankle problem, meaning third-choice Stuart Taylor will again deputise following last weekend's 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa.
That defeat prompted Brian McDermott's dismissal as manager, with the club four points from safety, and caretaker boss Eamonn Dolan will also be without winger Kebe (groin). Pavel Pogrebnyak serves the last part of his three-game ban while fellow striker Jason Roberts (hip) is likely to miss the rest of the season.
Nani and Phil Jones both miss out for United.
Winger Nani injured his hamstring against Chelsea last weekend, while the versatile Jones has been out since hurting his ankle in the FA Cup clash with the Royals four weeks ago.
Midfielder Paul Scholes (knee) is also out.
Manchester United (from): De Gea, Lindegaard, Amos, Rafael, Smalling, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evans, Evra, Buttner, Giggs, Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley, Anderson, Young, Kagawa, Welbeck, Rooney, Hernandez, Van Persie.
Reading (from): Taylor, McCarthy, Henly, Harte, Mariappa, Pearce, Morrison, Kelly, Shorey, McAnuff, McCleary, Guthrie, Leigertwood, Karacan, Blackman, Le Fondre, Akpan, Robson-Kanu, Hunt.