Royals to monitor Moore and Miazga ahead of Blades cup clash

Posted Monday, March 02, 2020 by PA

Royals to monitor Moore and Miazga ahead of Blades cup clash

Reading boss Mark Bowen will assess the fitness of defenders Liam Moore and Matt Miazga ahead of the FA Cup fifth-round tie with Sheffield United.

Royals captain Moore missed Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship win over Barnsley due to illness, while on-loan Chelsea man Miazga returned from six weeks out with an ankle injury to play the full 90 minutes of that game.

Bowen has vowed to field his strongest available XI for the visit of the Premier League Blades.

Chris Gunter (groin), Lucas Joao (hamstring) and Lucas Boye (hernia) are not expected to return, while Tom McIntyre (head) is a doubt.

Enda Stevens is an injury doubt for Sheffield United.

The left-back was forced off with a tight calf against Brighton on February 22.

If he misses out at the Madejski Stadium he will be fit for when the Blades resume Premier League action at home to Norwich on Saturday.

United boss Chris Wilder does have another couple of unnamed players who are also doubts but insisted he would not be making many changes to his starting line-up against the Royals.


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