Reading v Ipswich preview
Last Updated: 26/04/18 5:49pm
Reading defender Leandro Bacuna will serve out his three-match suspension for the Sky Bet Championship match against Ipswich.
Tommy Elphick, though, could be back in contention after recovering from a knee problem. Winger Callum Harriott (hamstring) and forward Joseph Mendes (knee) have both been stepping up their rehabilitation. Republic of Ireland international Paul McShane continues his recovery from a long-standing groin problem.
Ipswich will check on midfielder Luke Hyam and Cole Skuse ahead of the trip to the Madejski Stadium. Hyam missed training with an unspecified problem, while Skuse has been ill but is expected to travel. Midfielder Grant Ward begins a three-match suspension, which will now run into next season, following his red card in last weekend's 4-0 home defeat by Aston Villa.
Defender Adam Webster (hamstring) and captain Luke Chambers (cracked rib/dislocated shoulder) remain sidelined, while forwards David McGoldrick (groin) and Joe Garner (minor skull fracture) are both recovering from long-term injuries, along with goalkeeper Dean Gerken (hip), midfielders Tom Adeyemi (hamstring), Emyr Huws and Andre Dozzell (both knee).
Reading have won each of their last six home league matches against Ipswich.
The Tractor Boys, 2-0 winners over Reading earlier this season, haven't completed a league double over them since the 2008-09 season.
The Royals are unbeaten in their last five home league matches (W2 D3), while new Manager Paul Clement has overseen two wins and a draw in his first three matches at the Madjeski.
Ipswich town have not lost five league matches in a row away from home since December 2007 under manager Jim Magilton (run of six straight defeats).
Gareth McCleary has netted four goals against Ipswich in league games, only against Leeds United (6) has he scored more often.
No side has gained more points from losing positions away from home in the Championship this season than Ipswich Town (11 - also Preston).