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Cardiff City v Reading FC Squad Selector: The Results

Carrying on our new squad selector feature, we asked you to pick what Reading's lineup should be on Friday night for the visit to Cardiff City. 127 of you voted, and here are the results...

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Carrying on his form this season, Adam Federici was your overwhelming pick to start in goal on Friday night with 96% of the vote. Looking at his form throughout the time we've been running our squad selector feature, the big Aussie has never come close to being a disputed choice.

However, things get a little more interesting in defence, particularly at full back. Chris Gunter's dip in form this season is mirrored by only 62% of you wanting him to start against Cardiff. Ahead of him in the results are Stephen Kelly and Jordan Obita, who got 65% and 87% respectively. Normally, 62% for Gunter would be enough to warrant him a starting spot courtesy of our squad selector results considering that, in recent week, he's been picked to start by Nigel Adkins at left back, with Kelly playing on the right and Obita further forward. That said, interesting results in the squad selector further up the pitch relegate him to a spot on the bench.

In the middle of the defence, 82% of the vote makes Alex Pearce your number one pick for the trip to Cardiff. However, despite 79% of you picking Anton Ferdinand, his injury rules him out of the game, and as a result is replaced by Michael Hector, who only managed to gather 32% of your votes.

The pairing in the middle of the park is also pretty overwhelming, with you giving Oliver Norwood (98%) and Danny Williams (97%) the seal of approval. Those figures are the highest any player got ahead of this game, and it shows a lot about how the team's developed this season. For Oliver Norwood, he's been a solid performer since arriving from Huddersfield Town in the summer, and has made that deep-lying central spot his own. On the other hand, the continued injury crisis means that Danny Williams' role is crucial, despite only recently returning to first team action himself, that injury crisis claiming Hope Akpan over the recent international break.

In attack, the front four pretty much picks itself, with Glenn Murray (96%), Simon Cox (90%) and Jamie Mackie (80%) all scoring highly. And it's pretty easy to see why, with the trio of summer signings all performing consistently throughout this season - Cox is our top scorer, Murray has been a constant threat as the lone striker, and Mackie has endeared himself to the fanbase with some committed performances.

Which brings me to what is, in some ways, a slightly surprising pick. It probably shouldn't be a surprise that 68% of you chose Garath McCleary to start on Friday considering how good a player we all know him to be, but he hasn't played at all since the very end of last season. As for the likes of Danny Williams and Anton Ferdinand, despite both being highly thought of by the fanbase, there was a sense with each that they needed to be gradually eased into the team. Clearly, you think that McCleary is ready to go and is worth giving a starting spot to tomorrow night.

With all of that in mind, here's the team that you picked to get the nod against Cardiff City, put into the 4-2-3-1 formation that Nigel knows and loves...

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Subs: Andersen (94%), Gunter (34%), Kuhl (51%), Robson-Kanu (67%), Blackman (69%), Taylor (60%), Pogrebnyak (60%).