Line-ups confirmed for Bristol Rovers’ League One clash at Reading as seven changes made

Breaking team news from the Select Car Leasing Stadium in this evening’s League One clash between Reading and Bristol Rovers.
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Bristol Rovers intermin manager Andy Mangan makes seven changes from their FA Cup first-round victory at home to non-league side Whitby Town.

Sam Finley comes back into captain the side, with Joshua Grant, James Wilson, George Friend, Ryan Woods, Aaron Collins and Chris Martin all starting for the Gas this evening.

As for Reading, they make six changes following their 3-2 victory at home to Milton Keynes Dons in the FA Cup.

Rovers won 7-2 on the weekend with goals from John Marquis, Luke Thomas, Jevani Brown, Antony Evans, Harvey Vale, Aaron Collins as well as an unfortunate second-half own goal in what was an overall convincing performance,

Mangan’s side are yet to see who awaits them in the second-round, as Derby County face Crewe Alexandra in a replay at Pride Park after the two sides drew 2-2 in the initial fixture.

Reading start the night bottom of the League One table on six points, having been deducted four points due to off the field matters.

Rovers currently sit 15th in the table after 14 games played, with a game in hand and with Mangan’s side unbeaten in three, Gashead’s will be hoping that their team can grab a victory on the road this evening.

A win tonight could see the Gas move up as high as ninth in the League One table and only four points off the play-off positions.

Here is how the two sides line-up tonight...

Reading starting XI: Button, Yiadom (C), Bindon, Dorsett, Abbey, Wing, Savage, Hutchinson, Azeez, Knibbs, Smith

Reading substitues: Pereira, Elliott, Dean, Ballard, Ehibatiomhan, Guiness-Walker, Craig

Bristol Rovers starting XI: Cox, Grant, Wilson, Taylor, Friend, Woods, Finley (C), Thomas, Collins, Brown, Martin

Bristol Rovers substitues: Hall, Gibbons, Crama, Gordan, Bogarde, Vale, Marquis

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