Reading hope to have midfielder Hope Akpan fit after the missed the last four games with an ankle injury. Jimmy Kebe (groin) is still sidelined with Adam Federici (ankle) are out as the Royals play their final Premier League match at the Madjeski Stadium.
Pablo Zabaleta is suspended for Manchester City following his red card in Saturday’s FA Cup final defeat to Wigan. Scott Sinclair is also absent after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot in his shoulder last week.
Nigel Adkins…““We know what division we’re going to be in next season. In the short space of time we’ve been pleased with the progression that has been made by everyone. The last performance and result that we had was very pleasing. To score four goals away against anybody is great and the way we played was really pleasing.”
City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak…“Roberto’s record speaks for itself and he has the respect and gratitude of Sheikh Mansour, myself and the Board for all of his hard work and commitment over the last three and a half years. He has clearly also secured the love and respect of our fans. He has done as he promised and delivered silverware and success, breaking the Club’s 35-year trophy drought and securing the title in 2012. I would like to personally and publicly thank him for his dedication to the progress that he has overseen and for his support and continued friendship.”
Match Statistic: Reading have triumphed and kept clean sheets in both of their previous Premier League home games against Manchester City.
Prediction: Reading 0-3 Manchester City