Premier League team news: Norwich v Reading

Pilkington has recovered from a hamstring injury in time to face Reading. Photo: PA

Midfielder Anthony Pilkington is back in contention for Norwich's relegation clash with rock-bottom Reading after recovering from his hamstring injury.

Fellow midfielder Bradley Johnson has also recovered from a knock he suffered against Arsenal last weekend.

Norwich manager Chris Hughton will wait before deciding whether first-choice goalkeeper John Ruddy returns to the squad after playing two development games following his long lay-off after undergoing surgery on his injured thigh.

Reading manager Nigel Adkins is hopeful Jimmy Kebe could be fit enough to play some part of their game at Norwich.

The Mali winger missed the 0-0 draw with Liverpool due to a groin injury but has returned to training this week and could be involved at Carrow Road.

The game is likely to come too early for goalkeeper Adam Federici and midfielder Hope Akpan (both ankle) but winger Hal Robson-Kanu has an outside chance of being in contention despite struggling with a knee complaint.

Provisional squads:

Norwich: Bunn, R Martin, Bassong, Barnett, Garrido, Snodgrass, Johnson, Pilkington, E Bennett, Turner, Jackson, Holt, Becchio, Howson, Hoolahan, Fox, Tettey, R Bennett, Smith, Steer, Whittaker, Kamara, Camp.

Reading: McCarthy, Taylor, Mariappa, Morrison, Pearce, Shorey, Kelly, Gunter, Harte, McAnuff, Leigertwood, Karacan, Robson-Kanu, Kebe, McCleary, Hunt, Pogrebnyak, Le Fondre, Blackman.