Reading manager Ruben Selles is hoping to have ‘one or two’ players back in contention for Saturday’s trip to Charlton Athletic due to injury.
The Royals have had a rough start to life in League One, losing seven of their first eleven games and remaining winless away from home since December 2022.
Due to international engagements, Selles provided an update to the media following last week’s EFL Trophy triumph over Swindon Town.
Coniah Boyce-Clarke, the Robins’ starting goalkeeper, pulled up during the warm-up.
Fellow student Joel Pereira was also hurt, and both require more scans.
“The last 24 hours have been a little chaotic on that because Joel [Pereria] was injured in the warm-up yesterday and Coniah was injured today in the game warm-up.” That’s all there is to it. “These things happen from time to time,” he stated last week.
However, there is some chance that Sam Smith may make his long-awaited return.
The forward, who joined the club from Cambridge United in the summer, is yet to make an appearance since his return.
The 25-year-old was a product of the club’s Academy and made his debut as a teenager.
Mamadi Camara was also absent, although he has returned to training and is expected to play in the Valley on Saturday.
“Mamadi [Camara] is nearby, as is Sam Smith, who is training with the group.” They aren’t quite ready yet, but hopefully one or two will be available for the game next week.”