"Reading boss Paul Ince admitted that 'not a lot is going to change' in terms of the line-up against Sheffield United.

The Royals were hammered 5-0 by in-form Middlesbrough on Saturday, and now host the second-placed Blades.

Without a league win over the Steel City outfit since 2009, Paul Heckingbottom brings his side to Berkshire on the back of three defeats in four matches.

Reading Chronicle:

Speaking on team news after the Riverside defeat, Ince said: "As soon as the game was getting away from us there was no way we could win the game, so we got Thomas [Ince] off to give him a rest. Tom Holmes has been out for four weeks, Lucas Joao four or five weeks, to get them 20 minutes was great.

"It’s all hands to the pump now. We’ve got a tough run of games so it’s trying to get the right personnel for Tuesday. We haven’t got a lot of strength in depth so not a lot is going to change."

Ince stated that Shane Long had rolled his ankle in what looked like a certain penalty for the Royals, although he did not specify if it would keep him out of this evening's clash.

The likes of Scott Dann, Nesta Guinness-Walker and Tyrese Fornah have all started games recently but were dropped to the bench on Teesside.

Reading Chronicle:

Ince spoke last week of the potential return of former captain Liam Moore, who has not featured for over 12 months after struggling with injury.

The 30-year-old trained all of last week, with the manager hopeful of getting him squad involvement.