Reading V Burton Albion at Madejski Stadium : Match Preview

17 November 2016
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Reading without John Swift for visit of Burton

Reading will be without John Swift as they welcome Burton in their Sky Bet Championship game on Saturday.

The 21-year-old midfielder will be out for four to six weeks due to ligament damage and joins Stephen Quinn (knee) on the sidelines.

Manager Jaap Stam has had a boost ahead of the game with Liam Kelly (knock) and Joseph Mendes (hamstring) available for selection and Yakou Meite (ankle) fit again after going on international duty with Ivory Coast.

Anssi Jaakkola is still out while Yann Kermorgant and Liam Moore are one yellow card away from suspension.

Burton striker Jamie Ward will be absent after suffering a broken wrist in what manager Nigel Clough branded a "freak accident".

Ward was struck by a stray ball on his wrist and is now recovering from surgery.

Stuart Beavon, Will Miller and Lucas Akins will all vie for a start in Ward's absence.

Kyle McFadzean will miss out as he starts his four-match suspension, with John Mousinho, Tom Naylor and Tom Flanagan all lying in wait as potential replacements.

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