Reading manager Veljko Paunovic must decide whether to stick with George Puscas up front for the visit of Cardiff in the Sky Bet Championship on Friday.
The forward produced a poor miss in last week’s 2-0 defeat at Watford and was replaced in the 64th minute by Lucas Joao, who was also victim of an open goal clanger away to Barnsley earlier this month.
Seventh-placed Royals will be boosted by the return of John Swift, who could make his first appearance in two months after recovering from a hamstring injury.
Felipe Araruna (knee) remains a couple of weeks away while Tom McIntyre (quad) and Michael Morrison (hamstring) look set to miss the rest of the season.
Reading still have a chance of qualifying for the play-offs, but Cardiff’s hopes look to be over after a 2-2 draw at home to Blackburn on Saturday.
Boss Mick McCarthy admitted as much at full-time and could hand opportunities to some fringe members of his squad during the final weeks of the season.
Captain Sean Morrison has not played since March due to a heel and calf problem, but could be in contention on Friday.
The Blues remain without Joe Bennett (ACL), Joel Bagan (dislocated shoulder), Lee Tomlin (groin) and Isaac Vassell (quad).