Reading fans travelled in their numbers on Friday night for a televised clash against Queens Park Rangers, with just two teams taking more away from home.

2,080 tickets were sold to Royals supporters for the trip at Loftus Road, many charged as much as £36 for the pleasure, although the official number in the attendance came to 1,989.

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Geographically, West London is one of the easier matches to attend and tends to see the highest turnout on the road, but rail strikes and Sky coverage no doubt impacted the number of tickets sold.

Almost 2,000 contributed to the R's highest attendance of the season so far, 16,656, with both sides in a somewhat unexpected play-off race.

Only Bristol City, taking 2,277 to Birmingham City, and Sheffield United's 2,553 at Stoke City, were bettered in the last gameweek.

On the weekend of Reading Festival, 1,600 Royals travelled to the capital to witness the 1-0 win over Millwall, with both trips to London now complete.

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Another 2,000 were expected at Vicarage Road last month for a clash with Hertfordshire outfit Watford, however the match was postponed due to the Queen's death and is now rescheduled for a Tuesday night.

Bristol City, always a well attended fixture, is now the nearest by car but does not take place until April.