Church ruled out of Swansea date

24 December 2009 10:40
Church is out due to a one-match ban after he was sent off for celebrating his injury-time equaliser at Bristol City last weekend, so Shane Long will again partner Grzegorz Rasiak in attack.[LNB]Chief scout Brian McDermott will take charge at home for the first time following last week's sacking of Brendan Rodgers and will hope for a better record at the Madejski Stadium than Rodgers - who won just once in front of the Royals fans.[LNB]Long-term absentees Noel Hunt (knee) and Brian Howard (jaw) remain out while left-back Chris Armstrong could make his first league appearance of the season after a summer knee operation.[LNB]Armstrong has been an unused sub for last two games and may feature as the Royals look for a win to pull clear of the drop zone.[LNB][LNB][LNB]

Source: Team_Talk