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The likely XI that Bowen will field for Reading against Luton



Reading take on Luton this Saturday aiming to make it four games unbeaten under new first-team manager Mark Bowen.

Since the Welshman took over from Jose Gomes, the Royals have picked up seven points from three games, and will be hoping that this little run can continue against Luton this weekend.

Bowen has slightly tweaked the way they have played, but it’s worked with fantastic results.

Here’s the likely XI that Bowen will field for the Royals when they take on Luton…

Will Reading stay up?





The team that is likely to start the game on Saturday is expected to be unchanged from the one that was able to defeat Millwall last weekend.

The Royals will lineup in their usual 5-3-2 formation, and it has brought them success over the more recent weeks as Bowen has changed the style to make them play a little bit more direct when in possession.

Rafael Cabral is expected to start in between the sticks despite having scans in the week over a potential calf injury. The back five will stay the same with Andy Yiadom and Jordan Obita occupying both of the wing-back roles, and Liam Moore has overcome a knock against Millwall to be able to start the game.

In the midfield, the successful trio of Ovie Ejaria, John Swift and Andy Rinomhota is expected to continue as the Royals look to push up the table. Ejaria has been simply outstanding since his loan move from Liverpool, and is soon becoming one of the most feared players in the Championship.

Up top, Sam Baldock and George Puscas are set to continue their growing partnership. Bowen decided to bring back Baldock into the side as one of his major tweaks since coming in, and it has paid dividends as the forward has netted twice in two starts.

It’s another winnable fixture for Reading, and there’s no reason why they can’t continue this impressive run that they’re on.

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