Reading V Millwall at Madejski Stadium - Match Preview

Royals sweating on McCarthy

Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy is battling to be fit for the visit of Millwall.

McCarthy missed last weekend's 4-1 win over Doncaster after hurting his knee in training, with Adam Federici stepping in, but boss Nigel Adkins hopes to have his first-choice keeper available.

Winger Royston Drenthe, midfielder Danny Williams (both foot) and striker Billy Sharp (groin) remain doubtful while Jem Karacan (cruciate), Jason Roberts (hip) and Mikele Leigertwood (ankle) are long-term absentees.

Skipper Jobi McAnuff will be hoping for a recall after starting on the bench against Rovers.

Liam Feeney and Shaun Derry return to the Millwall squad.

Winger Feeney has been recalled from his loan spell at Bolton to cover for injuries to Richard Chaplow (groin) and Lee Martin (hip).

Midfielder Derry is also available after missing last weekend's 2-2 draw with QPR as he is on loan from Rangers.

Mark Beevers remains sidelined with a knee injury and fellow defender Alan Dunne completes a two-match ban for his red card at Birmingham three weeks ago, meaning Dan Shittu and Paul Connolly continue at the back.

Source: PA

Source: PA