Reading boss Ruben Selles has made one change for this afternoon’s trip to Lincoln City, with Academy graduate Caylan Vickers replaced by……..

In Tuesday’s eagerly awaited Thames Valley Derby, six Academy graduates were picked from the outset as the Royals and Oxford United drew 1-1.

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Selles, who is visiting Sincil Bank for the first time since 1999, has chosen to stick with most of the squad that has won four of the previous three games.

The unaltered back four of Andy Yiadom, Nelson Abbey, Tom Holmes, and Jeriel Dorsett guard David Button in goal.

A dynamic front three consisting of Mukariu, Sam Smith, and Femi Azeez will need to be supplied by an unaltered midfield of Michael Craig, Harvey Knibbs, and Lewis Wing.

From the bench, Charlie Savage, Ben Elliott, and Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan offer alternatives.

Olamide Shodipo, a former Royals triallist who scored goals for the team throughout the summer, is sitting out this four-man Imps lineup.


Reading FC loanee sends message after successful operation

The 18-year-old, who was on loan from Southampton, finished the season with five goals in 12 games, although he injured his patella tendon during the Royals’ 2-1 victory over Wycombe Wanderers.

The striker, who is seeing a surgeon in London, might go away for up to a year.

Russell Martin, the head coach of the Saints, stated to the Southern Daily Echo: “It went well. I had previously spoken with Dom, and we have subsequently exchanged a few messages.

“I’m sure he’s in a great deal of bodily and mental anguish. He’s a bright young man, quite strong, and vivacious. What a shame.

“He had an amazing trip abroad with England, and he was just beginning to come into his own at Reading. It does occur occasionally.”

The teenager said on Instagram, “Operation was successful  The path to healing begins right now.”

He was Reading’s second-leading scorer going into the new campaign.

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