Meanwhile, Bournemouth are currently in bad form, only winning one of their last six league matches last time out losing to strugglers Derby County 1-0.
Veljko Paunovic, Reading manager, confirmed in his pre-match press conference that Yakou Meite and Andy Yiadom will be in the squad for the game, after lengthy injuries out.
However, George Puscas, Felipe Araruna and Liam Moore are all still out injured.
Bournemouth have no fresh injury concerns, but Junior Stanislas has recovered from an ankle injury and could be available for selection.
Rafael; Holmes, Morrison, McIntyre, Richards, Rinomhota, Laurent, Meite, Swift, Ejaria, Joao.
Begovic; Smith, S.Cook, Kelly, Rico, L.Cook, Lerma, Billing, Brooks, Solanke, Groeneveld.
Ones to watch
The Portuguese man has been crucial to the Berkshire side's season, scoring 14 league goals this season, which is 38% of all of Reading's goals this season so far. With him up top, Reading are a much better team than without.
The Englishman has had a rocky career to date, but he seems to be stepping up now in the Championship. With ten goals so far this season in the league, he has adapted very well after struggling in the Premier League in recent seasons.
The last time these two sides met was earlier in the season when Bournemouth came from 0-2 down to win 4-2, including a screamer from Lewis Cook, his first goal for the club.
How to watch
This match will kick-off at 20:00 pm on Friday, January 29, and will be available to watch on Sky Sports Football.