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Decisions for McDermott

04 March 2011 09:00
Reading manager Brian McDermott has some late decisions to make before naming his side to face Middlesbrough. McDermott saw his side pull off a famous FA Cup win at Everton in midweek and could be boosted further by the return of some key players. Right-back Andy Griffin has been sidelined for the last two matches with an Achilles injury but has a chance of being involved, while deputy Shaun Cummings also missed out at Goodison Park with an injury. That meant midfielder Brynjar Gunnarsson filling in at full-back and he will do again if required. Club captain Ivar Ingimarsson has been ruled out with a groin injury while Alex Pearce remains sidelined with a thigh strain, so former Blackburn man Zurab Khizanishvili is in line to keep his place. Goalkeeper Adam Federici remains out with a knee injury so 21-year-old Alex McCarthy will continue fresh from making a stunning save to keep out a Leon Osman volley at Everton. Striker Mathieu Manset is fit again after a calf injury and will be in the squad.

Source: PA