READING FC fans are hoping to show their appreciation to the club's manager by ending the season with a Portuguese-themed celebration.

Members of Club 1871 want the final match of the 2018/19 season to be a special day and are planning to make it a memorable one for boss José Gomes.

The fixture against Birmingham City (May 5) is unlikely to hold any significance for the hosts, with Championship survival all-but secured after a goalless draw against West Bromwich Albion.

Club 1871 has continued to expand in the latter half of the season, attracting hundreds of supporters to sit in the South Stand.

A post on Twitter said: "We can all agree that José Gomes has brought life back into our club.

"Let's show him our appreciation by making the last home game 'Portugal Day'. Bring your Portuguese flags, wear maroon red, make a banner."