Former Reading captain Liam Moore is a possible doubt for his first return to the Select Car Leasing Stadium since his summer exit after limping off in Northampton Town's win over Derby County on Saturday.

The Cobblers, fresh from promotion from League Two last season, sit 11th and beat promotion-chasing Derby County on Saturday.

31-year-old Moore has become a key member of their team since signing a short-term deal in February, playing the last five consecutive matches.

Joining Reading from Leicester City back in 2016, the centre-back played over 200 times for the Royals in seven turbulent years with the club, made captain in 2019 before being stripped of it in 2022 after looking for a move away.

In and out of the team in the final few years of his stay, including sent out on loan to Stoke City in 2022, long-term injury has blighted the last two seasons of his career.

The Jamaica international has made just 14 appearances in the last two-and-a-half seasons and was without a club for eight months after leaving Berkshire.

Speaking following his side's 1-0 win over the Rams, Northampton boss Jon Brady commented: "It's seriously frustrating but it is what it is. We'll take stock of these injuries but it's painful to go through and it's almost torture at times. I think what we've got to do is to sit down again at the end of the season and assess the situation because we don't want this to keep happening.

"To navigate our way through pre-season and the start of the season with only nine players fit two weeks before the first game of the season was incredibly difficult.

"To get to where we've got and to be virtually safe, with all the injuries, is a great effort, but until you are mathematically safe you can't relax. But for us to have eight defenders missing, and a goalkeeper, and have 10 out in total, to beat Derby County is quite remarkable.”