Reading could hand debuts to Felipe Araruna and Ayub Masika this weekend.
Mark Bowen’s side host Hull City in the Championship tomorrow.
The Royals will go in search of their first league win of 2020 and could hand debuts for last month’s arrivals – Araruna and Masika.
Araruna, 23, has joined on a permanent deal from Sao Paulo. The Brazilian is an anchoring midfield player and one who Reading fans are hugely excited about, whilst Masika has arrived on-loan for the remainder of the season from Chinese Super League side Beijing Renhe.
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Neither of the two have played in England before. They’d be handed a full English debut if they start on Saturday, but what do fans think?
We asked Reading fans of the Facebook group ‘Reading FC 1871‘ whether they think either of the two should start tomorrow, and here’s what they had to say:
Craig Smith: Obita could probably do with a bit of a rest anyway after just coming back from a long lay-off so put Timbe in, give him a go. Pele been one of our stand out players recently so keep him on and maybe Araruna as a sub.
Mark Little: Put them on the bench, run out late second-half.
Jason Baldwin: With so many games coming up, bring them on with 20-25 minutes left. With players tiring they need to keep things fresh.
Steve Wombwell: Leave Puscas out and give them a run out.
Damon Greenfield: Obita for Masika. Pele for Araruna.
Mal Hinton: Drop Ejaria, I love watching him but he has no end product. He could be considered as a luxury player that RFC cannot afford to have on their side. And I don’t mean money-wise.
Lewis White: Give one a free-role up-front.