Friday night team news: Reading v Rovers

Lancashire Telegraph: Friday night team news: Reading v Rovers Friday night team news: Reading v Rovers

Reading boss Nigel Adkins could name an unchanged starting line-up for the eighth successive match at home to Blackburn after Kaspars Gorkss saw his four-game suspension overturned.

The Royals this week won their appeal against centre-back Gorkss' dismissal in last Sunday's impressive 3-1 victory at promotion rivals QPR.

That means Adkins is able to stick with the same XI which triumphed at Loftus Road, leaving the Berkshire club sixth in the Championship table.

Wayne Bridge and Sean Morrison (both knee) are closing in on their comebacks but Mikele Leigertwood (ankle), Jason Roberts (hip) and Jem Karacan (cruciate) remain a way off.

Corry Evans, meanwhile, could make his first Blackburn appearance since October when Gary Bowyer's men visit Reading.

The central midfielder has been troubled by ankle ligament problems but, after two appearances for Rovers' Under-21's recently, he could play a cameo role as Bowyer, who will serve a touchline ban for this game, looks to ease him back in.

Full-back Adam Henley is fully-fit again after an Achilles problem, striker Rudy Gestede has overcome a minor knock and Luke Varney and Craig Conway will hoping to make their full debuts.

Blackburn have not played a game in two weeks but they remain without midfield trio Josh King (hamstring), Dickson Etuhu (ankle) and Ben Marshall (ankle).

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10:26pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Steven Seagull says...

After the way Reading demolished QPR on Sunday the no-dads have every right to be filling their pants.
After the way Reading demolished QPR on Sunday the no-dads have every right to be filling their pants. Steven Seagull

12:13am Sat 22 Feb 14

azza234 says...

Only people filling there pant's is you burnley fan's when forest demolish you lot.
Only people filling there pant's is you burnley fan's when forest demolish you lot. azza234

2:13am Sat 22 Feb 14

speedie_rovers_legend says...

Am I gonna party when scum stay down with us.
Am I gonna party when scum stay down with us. speedie_rovers_legend

3:40am Sat 22 Feb 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

If GB dropped Gestede for Varney I will be disgusted if he plays Varney with Gestede and Rhodes fine. As far as Etuhu is concerned the sooner we get him off the books the better.
If GB dropped Gestede for Varney I will be disgusted if he plays Varney with Gestede and Rhodes fine. As far as Etuhu is concerned the sooner we get him off the books the better. A Rover 45 years and over

4:23pm Sat 22 Feb 14

noddy57 says...

Its 4, 23 pm and all is well at Reading, great 3 points if we can hang on ,,
Its 4, 23 pm and all is well at Reading, great 3 points if we can hang on ,, noddy57

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