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Stam Gives Jordan Obita Injury Update

It's the one lingering injury doubt ahead of the play-off final on Monday. So will Jordan be fit?

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We're just four days away from the big one but will Jordan Obita be fit enough to feature for Reading at Wembley? The full-back missed last Tuesday's play-off semi-final second leg with Fulham after suffering a twisted ankle in the closing seconds of the first, leading to a big fitness question ahead of Monday's final.

Well Reading boss Jaap Stam has given us an update via his weekly media briefing, though as you'd expect he's not fully giving the game away.

Yet how close Obita is to being fully fit may have been revealed by Get Reading's Jonathan Low just before today's briefing.

So not a very clear picture. In all likelihood, Obita is still being kept back from full contact training and with a few days still to go and plenty of recent match practice, there doesn't seem much need to take extra risks with him. Whether he'll start remains a key question but Reading managed to beat Fulham without him last week so we'll just have to place our faith back in Tyler Blackett's hands if Jordan misses out.

So who would you pick for Wembley? Give our squad selector a go, or watch our YouTube video looking at the key selection issues.

Elsewhere in today's briefing Stam was once again questioned on his own future. The Dutchman confirmed he'd yet to discuss a new deal with the Chinese owners but that he's happy here right now and isn't thinking too much about the future.

So, cautiously good news all round, although on both Obita and Stam we're still left with a few lingering questions.