Paul Ince has confirmed that Tom Holmes will be unavailable for tomorrow's FA Cup clash with Watford through illness.

The central defender, who recently celebrated his 100th appearance for the club, missed Monday's 1-0 defeat to West Brom and will not be involved against the Hornets on Saturday.

Similarly, midfielder Ovie Ejaria is not training due to injury, but is expected back next week.

Read a full update from Ince below.

Reading Chronicle:

Tom Holmes

"Still ill, which is a strange one. He’s got this virus, there’s a lot of it going about. It’s been nearly a week and I thought he would be back but he’s not quite there yet. Hopefully he’ll be back for the QPR game."

Reading Chronicle:

Ovie Ejaria

"Ovie Ejaria needs another day or two but hopefully he is back training with us on Monday."

Reading Chronicle:

Naby Sarr

"Naby played against Swansea and Norwich but after missing the West Brom game, both of his calves seized up and we couldn't afford to take a risk with him. If he does one of them again he's out for nine or 10 weeks. We rested him [for West Bro] but he is now back training.

"The thing with him is he has to keep playing. Between now and February we have a week between each game so he'll have a full week of training between games. He can't play three games in a week. He'll be playing on Saturday. He needs it to sharpen up, like Scott Dann and Moore."

Reading Chronicle:

Scott Dann

"He’s been fine and training today. The lads had a couple of days off after West Brom and rightly so. He’s another one who has come out of it with no stiffness or injury worries and another one that can go again on Saturday. The more he keeps playing, the better he will get. He’s not at his sharpest yet, like Naby (Sarr), and that will take two or three weeks. So this game will be another one where he can gain his sharpness. "