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Two tweaks Gomes should make to Reading XI ahead of Fulham clash

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Reading return to the Madejski Stadium tonight when they welcome promotion-chasing Fulham to Berkshire ahead of an intriguing Championship clash.

For the Royals, they will be eager to pick up their third win of the campaign having beaten Cardiff and Huddersfield but have not won since the end of August.

Fulham currently sit in tenth place with nine matches played, ten places above their midweek opponents, and will be looking to follow up their Friday night win against Wigan Athletic with another three points.

The last competitive meeting between the two sides ended in a 1-0 win for the Whites at Craven Cottage in the season that saw Slavisa Jokanovic’s side promoted to the top-flight.

But here are TWO tweaks that Jose Gomes could make to ensure we see a different result tonight…

Joao starts

The summer signing’s introduction against Swansea on Saturday helped swing the game back in the Royals’ favour and is surely worthy of a start now.

He provided the assist for Andy Yiadom’s late equaliser and considering how much was spent on him in the summer, it is time he was introduced as a regular starter, alongside Puscas.

Gomes needs to realise that the club’s greatest strength is in it’s attacking prowess and start to play to that strength more often.

Richards in

When Fulham faced Wigan on Friday night, they were largely comfortable. However, when Nathan Byrne and Antonee Robinson advanced, they struggled to keep tabs on the pacey full-backs.

It therefore makes perfect sense for Gomes to include Omar Richards from the start on Tuesday night.

With the midfield three shutting down their opponents, they may well get a lot joy out wide so playing those most suited to that wing-back role is the way to go.

Who will come out on top tonight?

READING

READING

FULHAM

FULHAM

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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