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Reading FC v Middlesbrough Squad Selector: The Results

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