Confirmed: Reading v Wigan line-ups: Yakubu on the bench

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Reading v Wigan confirmed line-ups.

Reading host Wigan Athletic in a midweek Championship clash with the Latics desperate to get points on the board.

Wigan are rooted in the relegation zone, nine points from safety and need to start producing results if they are to avoid slipping into League One.

They have not won any of their last seven Championship games, but may take solace in the fact they are unbeaten against Reading over the last six times the two teams have faced off.

Steve Clarke's Reading side are hoping for a better result than their last Championship fixture, in which they lost 2-0 at home to Leeds United.

They currently sit 16th, and have won three of their last seven games in the division. Counting against them is the fact they have not scored in five of their last seven home games in the Championship, and will be hoping January addition Yakubu can start putting that right.

Reading lineup

Starting:

  • Adam Federici
  • Alex Pearce
  • Stephen Kelly
  • Nathaniel Chalobah
  • Garath McCleary
  • Oliver Norwood
  • Jordan Obita
  • Hal Robson-Kanu
  • Daniel Williams
  • Simon Cox
  • Pavel Pogrebnyak

Substitutes: Mikkel Andersen, Jake Cooper, Jure Travner, Hope Akpan, Nick Blackman, Jamie Mackie, Yakubu.

Wigan lineup

Starting:

  • Ali Al Habsi
  • William Kvist
  • Harry Maguire
  • Jason Pearce
  • James Perch
  • Andrew Taylor
  • Chris Herd
  • James McClean
  • Sheyi Ojo
  • Marc-Antoine Fortun√©
  • Leon Clarke

Substitutes: Scott Carson, Ga√ętan Bong, Kim Bo-Kyung, Jordan Flores, Billy McKay, Louis Robles, Martyn Waghorn.

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