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Reading V Burnley at Madejski Stadium : Match Preview

02 May 2014 07:31:00

Reading V Burnley at Madejski Stadium : Match Preview

Reading V Burnley - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Robson-Kanu set for Royal place

Hal Robson-Kanu should be back in the Reading squad for the final-day play-off decider against Burnley.


The winger missed last weekend's 3-1 win at Doncaster after suffering a nasty facial injury against Middlesbrough four days earlier, but he is set to return wearing a protective mask.


However, the Royals still have injury problems with midfielders Danny Guthrie (calf), Danny Williams and Jem Karacan (both knee) all on the sidelines.


Nigel Adkins' side need to match or better Brighton's result at Nottingham Forest to secure their place in the play-offs.


Burnley remain without just Sam Vokes and Luke O'Neill as they bring their glorious season to an end.


Wales international striker Vokes had a routine check-up on Wednesday and received good news on his knee ligament injury - although he is still in the early stages of his rehabilitation - while full-back O'Neill is missing with a thigh strain.


Boss Sean Dyche named an unchanged XI against Ipswich, despite seeing the Clarets book their automatic promotion spot earlier in the week, and could name a strong team once more as they bid to finish on a high.


Michael Kightly is due to play the final game of his loan spell from Stoke, although the winger has expressed a desire to move to Turf Moor permanently this summer, while captain Jason Shackell will hope to end the campaign having played every minute of every league game.



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