Reading Vs Bristol City, Sat 13 Mar 2010

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Reading manager Brian McDermott will have Jobi McAnuff available for the fourth in five straight home games against Bristol City on Saturday.

McAnuff has sat out the last three matches through suspension and may struggle to win his place back in the in-form Royals side.

Reading have won six of their last seven league games under McDermott and moved four points clear of the relegation zone with a 4-1 thumping of 10-men Derby on Wednesday night.

Right-back Andy Griffin is a slight concern after he came off near the end of the Rams win so Zurab Khizanishvili could start at full-back if required.

Simon Church came off the bench to score the fourth and may be recalled at the expense of Grzegorz Rasiak alongside in-form Shane Long, who has scored seven times in his last six appearances.

Noel Hunt and Chris Armstrong (both knee) remain sidelined while Jem Karacan (hand) and Kalifa Cisse (dead leg) are also out.

Bristol City's injury woes show no sign of easing - with on-loan striker Patrick Agyemang the latest concern.

Robins boss Gary Johnson has seen his squad decimated in recent weeks and is unlikely to have Agyemang available for the trip to the Madejski Stadium.

The forward has made only four appearances for the Robins following a bout of illness and he has little chance of adding to that tally this weekend after suffering a groin injury.

Chris Iwelumo could be making his last appearance for City as his loan from Wolves nears its conclusion, although the Robins are hopeful of extending the striker's stay at Ashton Gate.

Johnson could be boosted by the return of Jamie McAllister after he continued his comeback from a calf strain in a County Cup win over Bristol Rovers in midweek.

Brian Wilson also played in the 3-1 triumph, although Saturday's game is set to come too soon for the midfielder. Evander Sno, Marvin Elliott and Jamie McCombe will also miss out.

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Bristol Rovers
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Andy Griffin
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Marvin Elliott
Jem Karacan
Kalifa Cisse
Derby County
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