Young defenders Adrian Leijer and Nathan Ashton could be in line to make their Fulham debuts against Reading tomorrow as injuries and suspensions have robbed manager Lawrie Sanchez of key players.

Sanchez is without the suspended duo of Carlos Bocanegra and Paul Konchesky. Chris Baird, Moritz Volz (shoulder and groin), Phillipe Cristanval (knee), Kasey Keller (bicep), Lee Cook (knee) and Ian Pearce (ankle) are all unavailable through injury.

Long-term absentees Brian McBride and Jimmy Bullard (both knee) are also still missing, though the pair have resumed light training and are expected to return to the first team next month.