Jordan Obita back to boost Reading
Reading will have full-back Jordan Obita available after suspension for the Sky Bet Championship match against Cardiff.
Tyler Blackett stood in on the left side of defence for the 1-0 win over Fulham on Tuesday night so could retain his place, while captain Paul McShane is fit following a wrist problem.
Midfielder Roy Beerens will be hoping to make the starting XI again after marking his return to the team with the winning goal against the Cottagers.
Winger Callum Harriott (hamstring), midfielder Stephen Quinn (knee) and striker Deniss Rakels (ankle) remain out.
Cardiff defender Bruno Manga is unavailable after returning from Gabon's African Nations Cup campaign with knee ligament damage.
Manga is due to have a scan on Monday and Cardiff fear the centre-half could miss the rest of the season.
Anthony Pilkington also looks like missing out after being injured against Burton last weekend.
Pilkington sat out the 1-0 midweek defeat at Brighton and Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock is unlikely to risk the Republic of Ireland international after confirming he has only done some light running in training.