Date: 17th September 2013 at 4:33pm
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Leeds United boss Brian McDermott could include defender Sam Byram in the squad for the first time this season for the trip to Reading on Wednesday night.

Byram hasn`t played for the first team since suffering a hip injury in April and he came through another 90 minutes for the development squad on Monday.

The young defender could be needed in the squad with fellow defender Lee Peltier struggling with an injury he picked up at Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

Peltier was forced off early in the second half and replaced by Tom Lees, who would be the most likely to come in and replace Peltier otherwise McDermott can pick from a fully fit squad.

Reading will be without Pavel Pogrebnyak through suspension. Pogrebnyak will serve a one-match suspension for his sending off against Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday.

Experienced defender Wayne Bridge is pushing for a return to the starting line-up after coming off the bench on Sunday following a knee injury.

Mikele Leigertwood and Jason Roberts remain on the sidelines with long-term injuries.


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