Former Reading captain Liam Moore is set to feature against Watford in the FA Cup, the Reading Chronicle understands.

The 29-year-old, one of the longest-serving players in the squad after his arrival in 2016, suffered a career-threatening injury while on loan with Stoke City last season.

Returning to full training before Christmas, the Jamaica international played 45 minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly against West Ham.

With boss Paul Ince making it clear that changes will be made for the visit of the Hornets on Saturday, the former Leicester City academy graduate looks set to be among them.

Moore, who's contract with the Royals is up at the end of the campaign, has over 200 club appearances to his name and was club captain until being stripped of it under previous boss Veljko Paunovic.

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His last appearance for Reading, his 230th, came in a 1-0 defeat to West Brom in November 2021.

Speaking on the defender before Christmas, Ince said: "He looks super-duper. Fit, tackling and aggressive. You wouldn’t believe he’d been out for so long. He went away to Spain for two-three weeks and has come back looking like a machine.

"One thing is for sure, when Liam Moore played for Reading, he was a very good player and captain of the football club. I wasn’t party to what went on, and I don’t really give a monkeys, all I am concerned about is having a quality player coming into my team and helping us get to where we want to get to."