Reading FC defender Michael Morrison is looking forward to battling against Sheffield Wednesday forward Steven Fletcher, should he be selected to make his Royals debut on Saturday.

Morrison, 31, joined Reading from Birmingham two weeks ago and scored with virtually his first touch in Sunday's 4-3 pre-season friendly defeat to Chelsea.

Speaking at Hogwood on Thursday, Morrison is looking forward to the potential duel against the Scottish striker at the Madejski on Saturday afternoon.

He said: "I think he is a really good player.

"He has really good attributes and they go direct and use him very effectively as well.

"He is a good player. If it is him playing as the point, as I imagine they could play three, I know I will have my hands full."

Morrison captained Birmingham last season and has certainly added to the experience in a relatively young squad.

He believes that his knowhow of Championship football can help the young Royals develop.

He added: "I think it is making sure that the young players are concentrating when they haven't got the ball and making sure that they are working hard for the team and they are working smartly as well.

"They need to make sure they use their energies in the right way, not just running after the ball and being caught out of position.

"You have got to let them enjoy themselves because that is what you have to do at 18 or 19. When you are that age you just enjoy playing."

In terms of fitness, Morrison admitted he wasn't as ready as he would like to be but added that he was raring to go for Saturday's game.

He said: "I would have liked a few weeks more training but I am ready to go. I am experienced enough to know how to manage my body and play games and have done that for a long time in the Championship."