Reading FC manager Veljko Paunovic has made three changes from the team that drew 2-2 with Derby County in the Royals' last Championship fixture.

The Serbian put out a much-changed XI for Saturday's FA Cup defeat to Kidderminster Harriers - with a host of youngsters. -but unsurprisingly the rested senior players are back for tonight's clash with Fulham.

Luke Southwood is in goal with Dejan Tetek replacing Andy Yiadom who is in Cameroon with the Ghanaian national team for the Africa Cup of Nations. The one potential surprise from Paunovic's selection is the presence of young left back Ethan Bristow but with Baba Rahman also away at AFCON, the manager's choices are severely limited.

The midfield is bolstered by the return of Danny Drinkwater who started against Kidderminster.

Up front Andy Carroll starts yet again but the big striker could be on his way out of Berkshire soon if the club can not agree on terms for an extended deal in the next week or so.