Sep 28, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Madejski Stadium
Reading
2-0
BirminghamBirmingham City
Guthrie (31', 75')
Spector (63')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Zigic (94')

Team News: Wayne Bridge returns for Reading, Nikola Zigic makes bench for Birmingham

Birmingham's Callum Reilly and Swansea's Dwight Tiendalli battle for the ball during their League Cup match on September 25, 2013
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Reading's Wayne Bridge starts after returning from a knee injury and the visitors can call upon Nikola Zigic following a back injury that has kept him out all season.

Reading left-back Wayne Bridge makes his comeback to the side following a knee injury, while Birmingham City striker Nikola Zigic, who is yet to feature this term because of a back injury, takes his place on the bench.

On-loan Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard starts again after scoring four goals on his debut in a 4-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday last weekend.

Adam Le Fondre returns to the Reading starting lineup after only making the bench last time out in the 3-1 away win against Derby County.

Eight of today's starting XI played in Birmingham's shock 3-1 Capital One Cup win over Premier League opposition Swansea on Wednesday night.

Reading: McCarthy, Gunter, Bridge, Morrison, Pearce, Baird, Guthrie, McCleary, Robson-Kanu, Pogrebnyak, Le Fondre
Subs: Federici, Kelly, Cummings, Gorkss, Akpan, Obita, Sharp

Birmingham: Randolph; Robinson, Murphy, Burn, Reilly, Green, Spector, Adeyemi, Caddis, Burke, Lingard
Subs: Doyle, Bartley, Ferguson, Lee, Shinnie, Elliott, Zigic

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