Reading vs Cardiff City - As you were for Jaap Stam's Reading

Posted Sunday, December 10, 2017 by PA

Reading boss Jaap Stam must decide whether to change a winning side against Cardiff.

Stam kept faith with the same XI for a third consecutive game in the victory at Sunderland.

John Swift continues treatment on the midfielder's hamstring injury while midfielders George Evans (thigh) and Garath McCleary (groin) are stepping up their recovery.

Callum Harriott (hamstring), Stephen Quinn and Joseph Mendes (both knee) also continue their rehabilitation, while defender Jordan Obita is out for the season after surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament.

Cardiff will be without Kenneth Zohore until the new year.

Zohore has not played for two months but Cardiff have finally identified the problem and the Danish striker has had scar tissue removed from an ankle.

Aron Gunnarsson (ankle) and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (leg) will be assessed before the trip to Berkshire.

Kadeem Harris is edging closer to rejoining the squad after being sidelined following summer surgery.

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