McCarthy starts in Ireland friendly
Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy will start in goal for Reading's friendly against Irish side Bray Wanderers.
The Royals have travelled to Ireland to face the Irish Premier Division side, who recently sold young-promising defender Pierce Sweeney to the Premier League outfit. With Reading's game at Sunderland postponed, this gave McDermott a chance to some of his fringe players, after playing his strongest side against Peterborough in the Capital One Cup.
Goalkeeper: Alex McCarthy
Right-back: Shaun Cummings
Centre-back: Alex Pearce
Centre-back: Sean Morrison
Left-back: Nicky Shorey
Right-wing: Danny Guthrie
Central-midfield: Jay Tabb
Central-midfield: Jem Karacan
Left-wing: Jobi McAnuff (C)
Striker: Noel Hunt
Striker: Adam Le Fondre
Substitutes: Taylor (GK), Sweeney, Harte, Long
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