Reading captain Andy Yiadom returns to the team after injury against Queens Park Rangers.

Paul Ince makes one more change for the clash between third and fourth, with Lucas Joao coming in place of Tom Ince- who drops to the bench.

Reading could hit the Championship summit with a win at Loftus Road, while the R's could leapfrog the Royals with a win.

Lumley; Yiadom; Hurxhinson; Holmes; McIntyre; Guinness-Walker; Loum; Fornah; Hendrick; Joao; Carroll

Michael Beale is forced to leave out star man Chris Willock.

The attacking midfielder scored a late winner against Sheffield United on Tuesday, but limped off.

Seny Dieng is deemed fit enough to keep his place, with injury concerns hanging over the keeper from the Bramall Lane win.

Dieng; Dunne; Clarke-Salter; Johansen; Dykes; Chair; Roberts; Field; Paal; Laird; Iroegbunam