Mark Bowen remains without a  number of first team players as Reading get ready to host relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic at the Madejski Stadium this evening.

Ovie Ejaria was a last minute absentee on the weekend, having pulled out from the starting lineup at the eleventh hour with a groin problem picked up during the warm up.

The midfielder is a doubt for the game against Wigan, although the severity of his injury is not currently known.

Matt Miazga is getting closer to a return after being sidelined with an ankle injury, but the clash with The Latics will come too soon for the American defender.

January signing Ayub Masika is back in contention after missing Saturday's trip to Elland Road through illness.

Long-term absentees Tom Mcintyre and Lucas Boye remain sidelined, as does full back Chris Gunter and forward Lucas Joao.