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The EFL Cup may not rank too highly on Reading and Swansea’s list of priorities for 2021-22, but this midweek contest has now taken on a little more importance for both teams.
Reading twice hit back at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday to claim what looked like being a decent point away from home, only for Sam Surridge to strike an 85th-minute winner.
Royals boss Veljko Paunovic accepted that it was “a point dropped” for his side and a response is now required in this first of three successive home matches.
Swansea were the victims of their own downfall in their loss at Ewood Park, meanwhile, as Steven Benda gave away a needless penalty that Ben Brereton made no mistake in converting.
That came after Sam Gallagher had given Rovers the opener against the run of play, with Jamie Paterson‘s debut goal for Swansea proving to be nothing more than a consolation.
Paterson scored on his debut but missed some presentable opportunities to rescue City a point and is likely to start this one on the bench.
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Ben Hamer recently tested positive for coronavirus, which could see young keeper Nico Defreitas-Hansen start in goal.
Reading possible starting lineup:
Southwood; Holmes, Moore, Dorsett, Bristow; Azeez, Tetek, Rinomhota, Camara; McNulty, Puscas
Swansea City possible starting lineup:
Defreitas-Hansen; Latibeaudiere, Bennett, Cabango; Naughton, Grimes, Dhanda, Cooper, McFayden; Whittaker, Joseph