Reading have received a boost ahead of their trip to Charlton Athletic on Saturday, with Sam Smith and Mamadi Camara returning from injury.

The Academy pair have been missing for a considerable time, Smith yet to make his second debut for the club since returning over the summer, but are in line to appear at the Valley.

However, it is not all good news, with Tom McIntyre and Coniah Boyce-Clarke both out for prolonged periods.

Back-up goalkeeper Joel Pereira is also touch-and-go to make the squad on Saturday, training but possibly not fully fit after pulling up in training.

Speaking to the media, manager Ruben Selles said: "Joel is getting better. We don’t know if he will be ready for the game but hopefully, he will be ready in the next week. Coniah will be a bit more long-term and take between six and eight weeks. We have a situation with Tom McIntyre, he came back from a concussion and during training, he got a muscle injury which could take him away for between four and six weeks. The good news is that Mamadi Camara is already training with us, and Sam Smith, so it can be that they are in the game."

On Smith in particular, as the marquee signing of Selles' reign, he added: "He should be ready to play a part of the game, from the beginning or stepping in. We still have a training [session] to go but it will be my decision."