Royals boss Mark Bowen hinted that January signings Felipe Araruna and Ayub Timbe Masika could be in line for their first Royals appearances tomorrow.

Reading host Hull City in the Championship on Saturday afternoon on the back of a pulsating penalty shootout victory over Cardiff City on Tuesday evening.

Mark Bowen said: ""They [Araruna and Timbe] have been training hard with the U23s because they didn't travel down with us to Cardiff.

"They had a really intensive session so will be in the frame for Saturday."

In other injury news, centre back duo Tom Mcintyre and Liam Moore are set to return having both missed the cup tie with Cardiff City #.

Yesterday, The Reading Chronicle reported than another striker has been ruled out for a month, alongside an update on a number of first team stars who are currently ruled out.