Reading V Fulham at Madejski Stadium : Match Preview

14 May 2017 07:34

Paul McShane suspended as Reading and Fulham vie for Wembley place

Reading will be without captain Paul McShane through suspension for the second leg of their Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final against Fulham.

The defender was sent off during the 1-1 first-leg draw and starts a three-match ban, meaning he will also miss the final if Reading get through.

Full-back Jordan Obita, their goalscorer at Craven Cottage, looks set to be sidelined after leaving the field on a stretcher with a twisted ankle.

Midfielder Liam Kelly will be assessed after missing the first leg due to illness.

Fulham could have an unchanged squad for the short trip to Berkshire.

Defenders Ragnar Sigurdsson and Michael Madl remain the only injury absentees for the Cottagers.

Sigurdsson is still out with a calf problem and Madl is nursing an ankle injury, although both could be fit for the final should Fulham progress.

Striker Chris Martin's place could be under threat after an ineffective performance in the first leg.

Source: PAR