Reading attacker Mo Barrow could be back in the matchday squad for this weekend’s crunch match with Bristol City.
The 26-year-old has been banished from team selection for the past three matches – the latest being a 2-0 defeat at Swansea City on Saturday – following a breach of club discipline.
But boss Paul Clement has confirmed he hopes to have resolved Barrow’s situation in time for Saturday’s game at Madejski Stadium.
“I didn’t think it was right [to select him] for the Swansea game,” he said. “But I think we are close to finding a solution and I hope we do.
“I am confident we will very shortly.
“I’d prefer not to go through the details of what happened – it’s an in-house matter.
“We’re close to finding a solution and I hope we do because Mo is a good player and he can help this team and I want him to do that.
“But in the bigger picture I have to think beyond individuals and about the team. That’s what I have done in this situation.
“I also understand when you don’t get results you open yourselves up for criticism in a wide range of areas so it’s normal I’m getting these questions. It’s part and parcel of the job.”
Paul McShane is also expected to return to the squad for the clash with the Robins having returned to training at the end of last week.
David Meyler and Callum Harriott are also fit and available for selection, but Vito Mannone continues to be out injured.
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