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Premier League

Pavel Pogrebnyak a royal doubt for Reading ahead of Southampton match

Premier League team news

Reading striker Pavel Pogrebnyak is a doubt for tomorrow's Barclays Premier League clash with Southampton after sustaining an unspecified injury while on reserves duty.

Danny Guthrie should return from a thigh problem, but his fellow midfielders Jimmy Kebe (groin) and Jem Karacan (knee) are definitely out.

Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy has undergone shoulder surgery, but manager Brian McDermott is refusing to set a date for his return.

Provisional squad: Federici, Taylor, Gunter, Cummings, Gorkss, Pearce, Morrison, Mariappa, Shorey, Harte, McAnuff, Guthrie, Leigertwood, Tabb, McCleary, Pogrebnyak, Le Fondre, Hunt, Robson-Kanu, Roberts.