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Nottingham Forest vs Reading FC Squad Selector: The Results

Reading continue their season with today's trip to Nottingham Forest, but what side should Steve Clarke pick to play at the City Ground?

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There are tough decisions for Steve Clarke to make today, with a win much-needed on the road at Nottingham Forest. A couple of days ago, we asked you to vote on which side you'd like to see him put out, and the results are below. If you fancy a look at the full stats, you can find them here.

In goal, you gave a big vote of confidence to Ali Al-Habsi, who got a whopping 94.2% of the vote. The ex-Wigan 'keeper had a very solid game against Bolton last week, and easily keeps out Bond (3.5%) and Moore (2.3%).

In the back four ahead of him, Chris Gunter and Paul McShane - who have both been impressive this season - also score highly, with 95.3% each. Partnering McShane is Anton Ferdinand (64%), with Michael Hector picked by just 29.1% of you. Meanwhile, Andrew Taylor wins the left back spot with 69.8% to Jordan Obita's 43%.

With injuries mounting in the midfield, the central partnership of Oliver Norwood and Danny Williams (both 97.7%) unsurprisingly get the nod. On the right wing, Garath McCleary (97%) clearly impressed a lot of you.

This week's top scorer voting-wise is also top scorer scoring-wise - despite a relatively barren spell, Nick Blackman's 98.8% is a ringing endorsement of your faith in him. Partnering him is Orlando Sa, with a respectable enough 82.6%.

Now, here's where things get really interesting. Usually, the last spot in the team is fought over by a couple of attacking players like Ola John, Lucas Piazon and Matej Vydra. However, this week, those first two are nowhere to be seen - with just 18.6% and 22.1% respectively. That means it's a shoot-out between Vydra and, of people, Jordan Obita!

We don't usually get much of a surprise in the squad selector voting, but there has been one here - Matej Vydra managing just 38.4% of the vote means that Obita comes into the side on the left side of midfield.

On the subs' bench, Jonathan Bond (94.2%) easily gets the nod. He's joined by Jake Cooper (47.7%), Alex Fernandez (61.6%), Paolo Hurtado (60.5%), Ola John (75.6%), Rowan Liburd (61.6%) and Matej Vydra (54.7%).

As for notable absentees, there are indeed a few. Michael Hector's shaky form in recent weeks sees him drop out completely, with there similarly being no room for Lucas Piazon. Of course, that would make things that bit easier for Steve Clarke, with two loan players taken out of contention.