Three debutants could be selected to start for the Royals on Saturday with Reading set to welcome QPR to the Select Car Leasing Stadium on Saturday.

So far this season three new arrivals have represented the Royals, with Tom Dele-Bashiru, Junior Hoilett and most recently Alen Halilovic making appearances for Vejko Paunovic’s side.

Experienced former Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann could be set to start in the heart of a shaky Royals defence that has conceded five more goals than any other Championship sides so far this season.

Chelsea loan duo Danny Drinkwater and Baba Rahman could also be drafted in to add more experience to a young Royals squad.

Drinkwater will be eyeing a place in the midfield for Reading, with Rahman looking to make the left-back position his own following the summer departure of Omar Richards and an injury to Scottish defender Tom McIntyre.

Rahman has been away representing Ghana during the international break but failed to make an appearance.

He was an unused substitute for the 1-0 win over Ethiopia earlier in the week.

Fellow full-back Andy Yiadom started in the triumph against Ethiopia.

Two other Royal stars have been representing their respective countries during the international break.

Captain Liam Moore started for Jamaica in the Reggae Boyz’ 3-0 defeat to Panama.

Recent arrival Junior Hoilett started for the Canadian national side drew to neighbours USA and also came off the bench in Canada’s 1-1 draw with Honduras.

Ovie Ejaria is also expected to be back for the Royals on Saturday, having rejoined training with the first-team following a period away from the squad after recording a positive Covid-19 test.

Versatile midfielder Felipe Araruna has also been spotted training with the rest of the senior squad but is not expected to be in contention for a return to the matchday squad as he regains his match fitness following a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Lucas Joao, Femi Azeez, Yakou Meite and Tom McIntyre remain sidelined through injury.