Steven Fletcher

Fletcher returns to face Royals

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by Stuart Vose

Team news ahead of Sunderland v Reading.

Sunderland's Steven Fletcher returns from injury to face Reading at the Stadium of Light tonight.

The Scottish striker missed the Black Cats' defeat to Chelsea but is back in the starting line-up at Connor Wickham's expense.

Martin O'Neill makes one other change with Jack Colback returning in place of Phil Bardsley, who drops to the bench.

Sunderland: Mignolet, Rose, Larsson, Gardner, Colback, O'Shea (c), Johnson, McClean, Cuellar, Fletcher, Sessegnon.

Subs: Bardsley, Campbell, Wickham, Kilgallon, Vaughan, Bramble, Westwood.

Reading: Federici, Shorey, Pearce, Mariappa, Leigertwood, Le Fondre, Hunt, McAnuff, McCleary, Tabb, Cummings.

Subs: Gunter, Gorkss, Harte, Gunnarsson, Obita, Taylor, Samuel.

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