Reading winger Jimmy Kebe could miss their Premier League clash against Everton through injury.
The 28-year-old Mali international missed the first four league games of the season due to a hamstring problem and is now doubtful with a tight groin.
Royals boss Brian McDermott will definitely be without goalkeeper Alex McCarthy (shoulder) as well as midfield duo Danny Guthrie (thigh) and Jem Karacan (knee).
Everton forward Kevin Mirallas will miss the trip to Reading with a hamstring injury.
The Belgium international was forced off in last week's victory over Sunderland and could be out for a couple of weeks, while midfielder Darron Gibson sits out a 10th successive match with a thigh problem.
Forward Victor Anichebe (hamstring) and defender Tony Hibbert (calf) remain doubts.
Reading: Federici, Taylor, Gunter, Cummings, Gorkss, Pearce, Morrison, Mariappa, Shorey, Harte, McAnuff, Leigertwood, Tabb, McCleary, Kebe, Pogrebnyak, Le Fondre, Hunt, Robson-Kanu, Roberts.
Everton: Howard, Coleman, Heitinga, Jagielka, Baines, Pienaar, Osman, Neville, Naismith, Fellaini, Jelavic, Mucha, Distin, Duffy, Oviedo, Hitzlsperger, Gueye, Vellios, Anichebe.