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An injury to David Vaughan has given Crewe problems on the left, though Anthony Tonkin is back from injury to replace Darren Moss at left back. Vaughan's injury has meant that Gradi has opted to change to the 4-3-3 formation which they began the season with. Lee Bell partners Gary Roberts and Kenny Lunt in midfield with Billy Jones dropping into defence to partner Steve Foster. New-signing Madjid Bougherra will not be involved as Dario Gradi wants to allow the defender to settle in before giving him his Championship debut. After coming off the bench to score last weekend at Watford, Luke Rodgers will start on the wing as Crewe look to cause a major upset by beating Reading.

Crewe's Line-Up:
Ross Turnbull
Jon Otsemobor
Anthony Tonkin
Steve Foster
Billy Jones
Lee Bell
Gary Roberts
Kenny Lunt
Luke Rodgers
Steve Jones
Gareth Taylor

Subs:
Tomlinson
Moss
McCready
Higdon
Eddie Johnson


Reading's Line-Up:
Marcus Hahnemann
Graeme Murty
Nicky Shorey
Ibrahima Sonko
Ivar Ingimarsson
Glen Little
Bobby Convey
Steve Sidwell
James Harper
Leroy Lita
Kevin Doyle

Subs:
Brynjar Gunnarsson
Stephen Hunt
John Oster
Dave Kitson
Graham Stack

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Date:Saturday February 4 2006
Time: 1:17PM

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