Reading FC fans have reacted emotionally to the news that the club's upcoming match with Luton Town has been postponed over a Covid outbreak.

The Select Car Leasing Stadium was anticipating a bumper crowd of more than 20,000 fans in celebration of the club's 150th anniversary, but the festiviteis have now been rescheduled for February 12 clash with Coventry City.

The new date has been chosen as it's the closest home game to the anniversary of the club's first competitive fixture, played against Reading School on February 21, 1872, at the Reading Recreation Ground (now King’s Meadow).

The special event has been highly anticipated with Reading fans taking to social media to express their emotions after news of the postponement.

One said: "Gutted but the right decision." 

While another added: "It must be heartbreaking for Reading FC staff who I know have worked hard to give fans a day to remember and celebrate. But their safety could not be guaranteed. A wise and correct decision."

Others meanwhile put a positive spin on events, with a fan joking: "No more defeats to ruin the Christmas build up."

And: "In brighter news, Reading FC won't lose this weekend."

In a classy touch from Reading's intended opponents on Saturday, Luton Town wished Royals well as they look to recover from this wave of positive Covid cases.