Paul McShane and Danny Williams will be back in the Reading squad for the visit of Preston.
Defender McShane and midfielder Williams have completed three-match bans following their recent on-pitch bust-up at Middlesbrough.
Winger Hal Robson-Kanu could feature after a month out with a calf injury but full-back Jordan Obita will miss out again due to a hamstring problem.
Boss Brian McDermott is hopeful striker Deniss Rakels will overcome a knock in time to play.
Preston manager Simon Grayson will run the...