MARK Bowen insists changes will be made for Reading's FA Cup Third Round replay against Blackpool tonight, but they will give the cup the respect it deserves, writes James Earnshaw.

The Royals' manager made 11 changes for the first fixture 10 days ago, including debuts for academy players Andre Burley and Ramarni Medford Smith, both of whom have travelled up to Bloomfield Road.

Fellow academy star Ben House is expected to have his first involvement with the first-team too.

House was on loan at National League side Dagenham and Redbridge until the end of last month, in which time he scored two goals in three appearances.

Goals from Danny Loader and Sam Baldock spared Reading’s blushes as they had to twice come from behind at Madjeski Stadium, and they also relied on a late penalty miss from Armand Gnanduillet to gain a second chance of progressing to the fourth round.

Bowen said: “There will be changes, but we have to give the cup the respect it deserves.

“There are players that are chomping at the bit to play and it might give an opportunity to some of those players who are waiting for their chance.

“Like everyone in football, every game you play you want to win. So we will have that attitude when we go up to Blackpool.

“We will have plenty of fans travelling up to Blackpool – and if they’re travelling up, we owe them the respect of going there and putting in a performance.”

If Reading progress, they will have a home tie against either Cardiff City or Carlisle United on Saturday, January 26.