Steve Clarke’s Reading host the in-form Norwich City, who will look to record a fourth win in five Championship matches.
Reading are yet to win under Clarke and sit 17th in the division, whilst Norwich are only outside the play-offs by a single point.
Two Glenn Murray goals inside of 26 minutes had Reading in cruise control away to a managerless Brighton on Boxing Day.
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They couldn’t hold on though and Brighton rallied to earn a point, with Jake Forster-Caskey’s goal on the stroke of half-time vital.
In added on time Brighton rescued a late draw with Inigo Calderon earning the struggling side a point.
Norwich thrashed Millwall 6-1 to continue their excellent form, with the win moving the Canaries’s within touching distance of the top six.
Two up at the break through goals from Steven Whittaker and Cameron Jerome had the hosts in control.
Both Bradley Johnson and Gary Hooper scored braces in the second half as they bettered their five they scored against Huddersfield in a recent win.
Reading recovered from a goal down to beat Norwich earlier in the season, in one of Nigel Adkins’ last matches in charge of the club.
Prior to the defeat, Norwich were unbeaten in four against Reading, including both games when the pair were in the Premier League.
Reading v Norwich Team news
Murray will continue up front for Reading, despite reports claiming he will return to his parent club Crystal Palace in January.
Olivier Norwood was a former target of Norwich and will start in midfield, with Simon Cox also set to feature.
Lewis Grabban looks set to be the forward to miss out, with Hooper and Jerome preferred in recent matches.
Johnson has scored four in his last three matches and will start in midfield for Norwich on Sunday.
Reading: Federici, Gunter, Hector, McCleary, Obita, Cummings, Norwood, Williams, Robson-Kanu, Cox, Murray
Norwich: Ruddy, Whittaker, Martin, Hoolahan, Olsson, Redmond, Johnson, McGrandles, Howson, Hooper, Jerome