Reading will have captain Matt Mills available for the visit of Coventry.

Mills was sent-off at Ipswich on Saturday but Royals manager Brian McDermott has lodged an appeal to the Football Association so the centre-half can start against the Sky Blues.

The FA will review the incident later in the week and Mills could be handed a four-game ban if the decision stands.

Midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson scored for the third game in a row at Portman Road as the Royals went down to a 2-1 defeat and he will continue to play behind a lone striker.

Shane Long has occupied that role of late but he may be rested for the second game in 48 hours so Simon Church could come in.

McDermott remains without Ivar Ingimarsson (hamstring), Czech Republic midfielder Marek Matejovsky (stomach) and Kalifa Cisse (thigh).

Coventry will again have to cope without Freddy Eastwood.

The former Southend striker, who has been operating on the right wing recently, is still suffering from a back complaint despite having a pain-killing injection prior to last weekend`s clash with Sheffield Wednesday.

Manager Chris Coleman has no fresh injury or suspension worries ahead of the clash at the Madejski Stadium.

Chris Hussey is pushing for a starting berth after coming off the bench to grab what seemed to be an all-important equaliser against Derby on Saturday, only for the goal to be chalked off after the linesman raised his flag.

The Sky Blues are currently behind Reading on goal difference, although McDermott's side do have two games in hand.

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