Reading pair Junior Hoilett and Liam Moore could be unavailable for the club’s clash with Barnsley a week on Saturday, as per a report from Berkshire Live.
Hoilett, who is representing Canada, and Moore, who has travelled to play for Jamaica find themselves in a race against time to return before the game at the Select Car Leasing Stadium.
The pair actually play against each other on Sunday, but Jamaica and Canada also have games on Thursday, meaning that they may not be able to get back on time for Saturday at 3pm.
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When fit and available, Moore is one of the first names on the team sheet, with the 28-year-old making eight league appearances thus far this season.
Hoilett has also been a mainstay in Veljko Paunovic’s team this season, with the 31-year-old netting the winner last Saturday against Cardiff City.
It is a very difficult situation for the club to be in at the moment, as both players have been influential thus far this season.
Moore’s leadership, physicality, and composure in possession, all make him an excellent asset for Paunovic to have, whilst Hoilett’s trickery and ability to advance play has certainly helped Reading pose a threat going forward.
As crucial as these players are, if they do play on Saturday – after a full 90 on Thursday – then they will be at risk of injuring themselves, or they might not be as sharp as they need to be.
Paunovic will certainly have some thinking to do over the next few days.