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James Crawley


Posted Saturday, November 3rd 2018

Walsh set for first league start

Liam Walsh makes his second start of the season, his first in the Sky Bet Championship, with Lee Johnson naming three changes to his starting XI for the trip to Reading today.

Jay Dasilva and Matty Taylor join 21-year-old Walsh in the starting XI, ahead of Lloyd Kelly, Callum O’Dowda and Jamie Paterson, respectively.

Marlon Pack captains the side once more, with Taylor partnering Famara Diédhiou up front.

Max O’Leary retains his spot in the City goal, with Niki Mäenpää marking his return from injury on the bench.

Nathan Baker also returns to the matchday squad, among today’s substitutes.

Reading v Bristol City at the Madejski Stadium kicks-off at 3pm.

: O’Leary, Hunt, Kalas, Webster, Dasilva, Brownhill, Walsh, Pack (C), Eliasson, Taylor, Diédhiou. Subs: Maënpää, Baker, Kelly, O’Dowda, Paterson, Weimann, Eisa.

Reading: Walker, Yiadom, O’Shea, Moore (c), Bacuna, Myler, Barrow, Méïte, Blackett, Rinomhota, Kelly. Subs: Legg, Gunter, Swift, McCleary, Aluko, Ilori, McNulty.