Reading midfielder Hope Akpan is ready to face former club Everton.

Akpan was released by Everton before kickstarting his senior career at Crawley Town.

"Going back to where I started my career from a young age is going to be exciting, definitely, but I'm a Reading player now and I want to do well for Reading," he said.

"At the end of the day it is just another game so I've got to go out with the same mentality as I do every time I play."