READING FC has rubbished rumours the club is set to drop its historic hooped shirt design in favour of a striped kit.

A draft set of kit designs surfaced online recently, with one particular home strip donning stripes rather than the club's normal hoops.

They appeared on web design firm Bahl-Corp's website, and the firm listed Reading FC as of its clients.

Royals’ fan Sam Harper said: “There's a few people claiming they’ve found a source on a new Reading FC kit design concept.

“I have shared the pictures with a few family members and they all absolutely love the away kit design.

“Some aren’t sure on the home kit losing the hoops but its nice.”

Royals first donned the hoops when the club was founded in 1871.

The club temporarily switched to stripes but reverted to the hooped design in the 1930s. Every home kit since 1992 has been hooped.

Queens Park Rangers boss Ian Holloway caused controversy last year by suggesting Reading stole the blue and white hooped shirt from the London-based club.

A Reading FC spokesman rubbished speculation the designs were real.

Bahl-Corp was approached for a comment.