Sunday, September 16
Kick-off: 16.00 BST
TV: Live Sky Sports 1, Highlights, BBC1 Match of the Day2.
Reading (Possible, 4-4-2): Federici; Gunter, Pearce, Gorkss, Harte;
McAnuff, Leigertwood, Karacan, Guthrie; McCleary, Pogrebnyak.
Out: Roberts (calf).
Test: Federici (unspecified).
Tottenham Hotspur (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Friedel; Walker, Gallas,
Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto; Dembele, Livermore; Lennon, Sigurdsson, Bale;
Out: Kaboul (knee), Gomes (ankle), Parker (Achilles).
Referee: Howard Webb (Matches 2, R0 Y7)
Betting: Home 13-5, Away 21-20, Draw 12-5.
Reading manager Brian McDermott will welcome Jimmy Kebe back into his squad for the visit of Spurs.
The Mali winger has been missing all season due to a hamstring injury but is now available for selection after returning to training.
Jason Roberts is the only player unavailable to McDermott with all of his international players returning unscathed from their respective matches.
There had been a small doubt over the fitness of Adam Federici but the goalkeeper is likely to retain his starting place at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Spurs goalkeeper Brad Friedel will keep his place despite the recent signing of France No 1 Hugo Lloris.
Manager Andre Villas-Boas said Lloris may not even be on the bench as he has only trained with his new team-mates once since signing from Lyon for £8 million on deadline day.
Goalkeeper Brad Friedel will keep his place in the Tottenham team at Reading despite the recent signing of France captain Hugo Lloris.
Manager Andre Villas-Boas said Lloris may not even be on the bench on Sunday as he has only trained with his new team-mates once since signing from Lyon for £8 million on deadline day.
Clint Dempsey, who also signed on deadline day, could make his debut at the Madejski Stadium, but Younes Kaboul, Scott Parker and Heurelho Gomes are out.
Andre Villas-Boas will have spent most of the last fortnight at Spurs' plush new training ground working out exactly how he can bring the best out of his new squad, following a dismal draw against Norwich.
The pressure on his shoulders will only increase the longer he has to wait for his first victory and Brian McDermott will be acutely aware that winning home games will be the key to Reading's survival.
McDermott has not experienced defeat at the Madejski since January.
Stat of the game: Reading are unbeaten in their last 10 league games at the Madejski Stadium.
John Percy’s prediction: Reading 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2.