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Reading FC v Middlesbrough Squad Selector: The Results

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Reading's first league game of 2015 provides plenty of positive selection headaches for boss Steve Clarke. Here's how you wanted the team for the visit of fourth placed Boro.

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Formation wise and 4-2-3-1 (48%) was your weapon of choice, with 4-4-2 (35%) not too far behind.

Despite Mikkel Andersen keeping a clean sheet in the FA Cup, your goalkeeper once again was Adam Federici. The Australian has now won every single league based squad selector with 90% or more of the votes.

The defence was also a fairly unanimous vote with Obita (93%), Pearce (99%), Hector (98%) and Gunter (97%) all keeping their places. In a sign of how things can change in a hurray, Jake Cooper (2%) was selected by 93% of you for the Bolton game less than a month ago, while Pearce gained just 7% for that vote.

In the midfield and despite the returns of Danny Guthrie and Jem Karacan you voted to keep the partnership of Oliver Norwood (98%) and Danny Williams (100%) together. (That's the first time a player has earned every single one of your votes, so congratulations Danny!)

In front of them it gets a bit more problematic but Garath McCleary (95%) was the one without any real debate.

The problem comes with who should lead the line and slot in behind that front  man. Simon Cox (93%) and Nick Blackman (84%) were strongly voted to take two positions with Hal Robson-Kanu (45%) just edging out Danny Guthrie (41%) for the remaining position.

Given Marc's recent article on strikers and wingers plus Clarke & Blackman's own comments this week, I've given Blackman the nod to lead the line with Robson-Kanu out wide and Cox in behind.

SUBSTITUTES: Andersen, Cummings, Cooper, Karacan, Guthrie, Mackie, Samuel