Two Reading legends are to meet this week, however it will be on the touchline and not on the pitch.

Noel Hunt has been manager of the Royals' Under-21 side since last season, leading the group to a Berks and Bucks Senior Cup win in May.

Navigating unchartered waters, with the club demoted to a Category Two Academy for the first time this season, they are fourth in the Professional Development League after a 1-0 win over Watford.

As a player, the former Republic of Ireland international spent five years with the club and played over 150 times- winning promotion to the Premier League in 2012.

On Friday, he faces off against fellow fan favourite Graeme Murty, who recently took over at Sunderland.

The Category One Academy lost 1-0 to Leeds United last night in his first game in charge and come up against the Royals in the Premier League Cup.

A man who needs no introduction in Berkshire, the former Scotland international spent more than a decade in RG2, playing over 250 times and famously captaining the club to their first ever appearance in the top-flight in 2006.

After spells with Southampton and Norwich City, the full-back spent fiveyears with Glasgow giants Rangers- even having 35 matches in charge of the first team at Ibrox.

Open to the public, the match takes place at Eppleton Colliery Welfare Ground, kicking off at 7pm.