McShane suspended as Reading and Fulham look to book final place

Date published: Monday 15th May 2017 10:14

Reading will be without Paul McShane due to suspension for their play-off second leg tie against Fulham, as both teams look to book a place at Wembley.

The defender was sent off during the 1-1 first-leg draw and starts a three-match ban, meaning he will also miss the final if Reading get through.

Full-back Jordan Obita, their goalscorer at Craven Cottage, looks set to be sidelined after leaving the field on a stretcher with a twisted ankle.

Midfielder Liam Kelly will be assessed after missing the first leg due to illness.

Fulham could have an unchanged squad for the short trip to Berkshire.

Defenders Ragnar Sigurdsson and Michael Madl remain the only injury absentees for the Cottagers.

Sigurdsson is still out with a calf problem and Madl is nursing an ankle injury, although both could be fit for the final should Fulham progress.

Striker Chris Martin’s place could be under threat after an ineffective performance in the first leg.

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