LUCIANO BECCHIO is a doubt for Leeds United’s crucial npower Championship clash with Reading at Elland Road tonight (7.45pm).

Becchio has had a second scan on a hamstring injury he picked up against Watford last weekend and United chief Simon Grayson is awaiting the outcome.

“It’s looking like he has a slight hamstring injury so he will be a doubt, although knowing him he will want to play. If there’s any doubt, we’re at a too important stage to start running risks. We’ve got another game on Monday.”

Davide Somma, Ross McCormack, Billy Paynter and Max Gradel are the other striking options available to Grayson if Becchio is ruled out.

Lloyd Sam is definitely out with a knee injury, but Sanchez Watt is back in contention.