Reading V Stevenage at Madejski Stadium : Match Preview
Stam set to make changes for Reading’s replay with Stevenage
Reading manager Jaap Stam is expected to again freshen up his side for the FA Cup third-round replay against Stevenage.
Stam made seven changes for the first meeting away against the Sky Bet League Two club, which ended goalless, so Finish goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola and 19-year-old full-back Omar Richards could be given another chance to impress.
Midfielder John Swift and defender Paul McShane picked up hamstring injuries in the first half of Saturday’s 0-0 league draw at Hull, and are doubts for the replay.
Forward Joseph Mendes has stepped up his recovery from a knee problem, but winger Callum Harriott (hamstring) remains sidelined, along with midfielder Stephen Quinn (knee). Defender Jordan Obita is out for the season after undergoing surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament.
Stevenage will check on forward Mark McKee, who missed Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Morecambe because of injury.
Midfielder Terence Vancooten was on the bench as he continues to recover from a broken cheekbone.
Defender Ben Wilmot made his League Two debut on Saturday, so will hope to retain his place.
Tom King, who signed for Stevenage on loan from Millwall at the start of the month, could continue in goal.