Championship - Pogrebnyak banned for Royals

Reading will be without suspended striker Pavel Pogrebnyak when they entertain Leeds.

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Championship - Pogrebnyak banned for Royals

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Referee Mr G. Scott shows a red card to Reading's Pavel Pogrebnyak (PA Sport)

The Russian serves a one-match ban after he was sent off for two yellow cards, the second for a dive, in the goalless draw with Brighton on Sunday.

Nick Blackman is set to replace Pogrebnyak in attack, Shaun Cummings and Garath McLeary could return to the squad while Wayne Bridge is in line to start after coming off the bench against the Seagulls following a knee knock.

Mikele Leigertwood (ankle) Jason Roberts (hip) are edging closer to fitness after long-term injuries but are still some way from returning to the first team.

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