Andy Lonergan will make his first start for Leeds United since October against Reading on Saturday.
The keeper has been sidelined since breaking a finger at Doncaster in October. He starts with on loan goalkeeper Alex McCarthy ineligible to play against his parent club.
Mika Vayrynen is also pushing for a start in midfield with Jonny Howson still on the sidelines.
The Finland international came off the bench to earn Leeds a penalty at Watford last weekend and he also scored in a midweek friendly.
Ben Parker continued his comeback from a long-term injury when he played in a midweek friendly but he is still not fit enough for a return to first team football.
Davide Somma remains on the sidelines with his long-term knee injury.
Jimmy Kebe is a doubt for the royals after picking up an injury in the win over West Ham last weekend.
Kebe was the victim of a crude tackle that saw West Ham player Jack Collison shown a straight red card.
Joseph Mills looks set to miss out again for Reading despite returning to full fitness.
Brynjar Gunnarsson will once again be out through injury.
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