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Liam Moore Suspended For Trip To Fulham

The centre-back has reached the yellow cards limit so won't feature at Craven Cottage.

Reading made it five consecutive league wins as they beat Bristol City 2-1 this afternoon, but the one bit of bad news from the game is that Liam Moore's yellow card means that he is suspended for next weekend's trip to Fulham.

The 23 year old was booked for a challenge on Tammy Abraham, which was his fifth yellow card of the campaign following other bookings against MK Dons, Ipswich, Arsenal and Nottingham Forest.

It is somewhat unfortunate timing for Moore, with all existing yellow cards being wiped from players' records on November 30th. Garath McCleary also had four bookings coming into today's game but managed to stay out of the referee's notepad.

Since signing from Leicester in the summer, Moore has made an impressive start to life in Berkshire, winning The Tilehurst End Player of the Month award for September.

Replacements

There are actually quite a few options.

Jake Cooper, who was on the bench today for the first time since August, is a candidate to replace Moore, whilst Danzell Gravenberch is another natural option. Chris Gunter, who has played at right wing-back in the last two games, might make the move inside. George Evans can also play as a centre-back, as can Joey van den Berg, but the Dutchman has not featured since before the international break.

Having played 3-5-2/5-3-2 recently, Jaap Stam could also revert back to a four at the back formation, with Tyler Blackett and Paul McShane in the centre of defence and Gunter and Jordan Obita as full-backs.

Let us know who you think should replace Moore for the trip to Craven Cottage in the comments below.