Reading travel to the capital on Saturday to face high-flying Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Veljko Paunovic still has several first-team stars unavailable for selection but many are nearing a return to action.

Goalkeeper Rafael Cabral has rejoined training after missing the home win over Peterborough United on Tueusday evening.

However, Luke Southwood's fine performance against Posh may convince Paunovic to keep faith in him at Craven Cottage, even if Rafael is fit enough to return to the team.

Liam Moore hobbled off in the win over Posh and left the stadium on crutches on Tuesday evening.

It is not currently known how severe the injury is, but he is not expected to feature at Craven Cottage.

Danny Drinkwater and Scott Dann have been building their match fitness following their respective arrivals at the club late in the transfer window.

Both are expected to be pushing for a spot in the squad in West London.

Felipe Araruna is also building match fitness but isn't expected to return to the squad for a few weeks at the earliest.

Andy Rinomhota has been ruled out of the last two games with an acute ankle injury and is expected to be close to a return at Fulham.

Tom McIntyre, Yakou Meite, Lucas Joao and Femi Azeez remain unavailable for selection.