POPPY shirts worn by Reading FC players in their game against Wolverhampton Wanderers are going under the hammer as part of the Sky Bet Poppy Auction.

The auction of signed memorabilia from across the EFL’s 72 member clubs is raising money for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

Seventeen Royals shirts from the 2-0 home defeat to Wolves on November 18 are being auctioned on the CharityStars website.

The campaign has been running for four seasons and has so far raised more than £300,000 for the charity.

Reading FC Women also raised £1,277 for the Royal British Legion following a similar auction to win a Remembrance Sunday poppy shirt worn in their drawn match against Chelsea Ladies on November 11.

Sky Bet spokesman Sandro Di Michele said: “The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal is a cause we’ve worked closely with for nearly four years and we’re always impressed by the swell of support we see from EFL clubs and their fans.

“To be in a position where we can raise a huge amount of money for such a worthwhile cause and pay our respects to those who have served our country is an honour.”

The Royal British Legion’s Ben France adde: “We're grateful to Sky Bet for supporting the Legion through the shirt auctions and to the football league community who each year dig deep and donate to the PoppyAppeal.

“The Legion’s work is made possible thanks to the public’s generous support and the money raised from the auction will help us provide support to the Armed Forces community wherever it’s needed.”

The shirts auctioned come from the following fixtures:

Barnsley vs Birmingham City – 4th November.

Brentford vs Leeds United – 4th November.

Bristol City vs Cardiff City – 4th November.

Millwall vs Burton Albion– 4th November.

Cardiff City vs Brentford – 18th November.

Derby County vs Reading – 4th November.

Fulham vs Derby County – 18th November.

Hull City vs Ipswich Town – 18th November.

Leeds United vs Derby County – 31st October.

Middlesbrough vs Sunderland – 5th November.

Norwich City vs Derby County – 28th October.

Nottingham Forest vs QPR – 4th November.

Preston North End vs Aston Villa – 1st November.

QPR vs Wolves – 28th October & Nottingham Forest vs QPR – 4th November.

Reading vs Wolves – 18th November.

Sheffield United vs Hull City – 4th November.

Aston Villa vs Sheffield Wednesday – 4th November.

Wolves vs Fulham – 3rd November.

To bid for a Reading FC shirt visit charitystars.com/collection/reading-fc