READING boss Veljko Paunovic is set to make a "last-minute decision" on whether to include some of his key players ahead of tomorrow's trip to Cherries (12.30pm).

Table-topping Royals made a blistering start to the Championship campaign, but their form has dipped with three defeats in succession before the international break.

That poor run has coincided with a spate of injuries, including captain Liam Moore (foot) as well as attacking duo Ovie Ejaria (muscular) and Yakou Meite (ankle).

Speaking at his pre-match press conference about Moore's progress, Paunovic said: "We're still battling with that. There is progress and we're still evaluating on a daily basis.

"We still have a couple of days so once we get closer to the game it will be a last-minute decision about him (Moore), Meite and the rest of the guys we have so far on our injury list."

He added: "If we need to wait one more week, we will wait one more week, rather than going three months back.

"This is where the decision comes to. That's our approach, but we are getting there and they are close.

"This past week they haven't started full training, but a program they need to go through before they can join the rest of the team and get the go-ahead from our medical staff."

Reading are also set to be without injured pair John Swift and Felipe Araruna.