Stoke still have doubts over Nathan Collins (hamstring) while Sam Clucas, Adam Davies, James Chester, Ryan Shawcross and Joe Allen are out until at least after the international break.
Reading boss Veljko Paunovic has remained coy over whether Everton loanee Lewis Gibson will come into the side, having waited behind Liam Moore and Michael Morrison for a chance for the most part.
But Moore picked up an injury against Coventry City and academy product Tom McIntyre stepped in.
However, after a difficult evening on Wednesday when he conceded a penalty during the home defeat by Preston North End and was also at fault for another goal, there have been calls for Gibson to be given the nod.
Paunovic said: “I want to make clear when somebody is injured and a spot opens, it’s an opportunity but that doesn’t mean somebody earned it.”