Meanwhile, Sheffield Wednesday picked up just their second win in their last six matches in the league with a 2-0 victory over Birmingham City during the week, leaving them just two places behind Reading in the table.
The Owls will still be without Dejan Kelhar, who has a knee ligament injury, but have not reported any fresh issues following their midweek match.
Sheffield Wednesday won both of their matches against Reading last season.
Sheffield Wednesday: DDWLDW
Possible starting lineups
Sheffield Wednesday: Westwood, Lees, Mattock, Loovens, Palmer, Maghoma, Maguire, Semedo, Drenthe, Nuhiu, May
Reading: Federici, Obita, Pearce, Hector, Gunter, Akpan, Mackie, Blackman, Norwood, Murray, Cox
Sports Mole says: 1-1