Reading v Sheffield United preview
Last Updated: 26/02/18 5:16pm
Reading striker Chris Martin returns to contention for the home game against Sheffield United.
Martin, on-loan from Derby until the end of the season, was ineligible to face his parent club at the weekend.
Boss Jaap Stam has reported no new injury problems following his side's 3-3 home draw on Saturday and is expected to choose from an unchanged squad.
John Swift (hamstring) stepped off the bench against Derby after a six-week lay-off and is expected to feature again. Paul McShane, Joseph Mendes, Callum Harriott, Stephen Quinn and Jordan Obita are all still out.
Sheffield United trio David Brooks, Ricky Holmes and James Wilson all face late fitness tests.
Both Brooks and fellow midfielder Holmes will have back problems assessed, while striker Wilson has missed the last two games due to an ankle injury.
Midfielder John Fleck and goalkeeper Simon Moore will return to contention after completing two and three-match bans respectively.
Mark Duffy and John Lundstram are both pushing for recalls to the starting line-up, while boss Chris Wilder must decide whether to retain Jamal Blackman in goal or recall Moore.
These sides haven't met at the Madejski Stadium since January 2013, when Reading won 4-0 in an FA Cup match.
However, in league competition, the Blades have won each of their last three matches at the Madejski Stadium against the Royals, last doing so in April 2011.
Reading have won just one of their last 13 Championship outings (D5 L7), with their only win in this run coming away from home at Burton.
Sheffield United have managed just one win from their last seven away games in the EFL (D2 L4), after winning five of the previous seven such games (L2).
In fact, the Blades have lost each of their last three away trips in all competitions, they haven't lost four in a row since October 2013.
Jon Dadi Bodvarsson has scored three goals in his last four league appearances for Reading, as many as he scored in his first 19 games for the club.