Yakou Meite has been passed fit for Reading’s clash with Millwall.
The 10-day break, enforced by the postponement of their match at Nottingham Forest last week, has allowed the forward to recover from an unspecified issue.
Striker Lucas Joao is still four weeks away with a foot injury, while Lucas Boye (abductor) is also out.
Jordan Obita’s knee problem is also being carefully managed and he looks set to play no part.
Millwall travel along the M4 boosted by the win over Stoke – boss Gary Rowett’s first victory in charge.
Rowett’s attention will now turn to addressing the Lions’ away form, having not won on the road in the league since March.
He has no fresh injury complaints, meaning only Ryan Leonard and Frank Fielding miss out.
Rowett said: “It was a really positive start, but we’re mindful it was the first game and a lot of things can happen in the first game. There’s that newness and enthusiasm and the challenge is going to be to maintain that.”