READING FC goalkeeper James Holden is recovering from a serious ankle injury which he sustained on his debut for Bracknell Town last Saturday.

The 18-year-old, who had already made one superb save, was hurt in the 18th minute when, after being challenged by a FC Romania player, he was knocked off balance and landed awkwardly.

His replacement was John Madejski Academy student Joe Whiter, who had also come off the substitute's bench the previous week after goalie Mark Scott had been sent off 20 minutes from time in the FA Trophy tie against Coggeshall.

It was first feared Holden, who has recently been helping out Bognor Regis Town, had broken his ankle, but a Bracknell official later said it was suspected ligament damage.

On-loan Holden was replaced as Bognor's stand-in goalie by another Reading youngster, Myles Roberts.

READING City are marking Non-League Day this Saturday with a generous offer to potential supporters.

The Hellenic League club are hosting Easington Sports at Rivermoor Stadium and are waving their usual admission fees. Instead, they are asking spectators to pay what they want at the turnstile.

City are also offering free entry to all season-ticket holders of any Premier League or Sky Bet Championship team who want their football fix during the international break, providing they show their valid ticket at the turnstile.

Members of the armed forces, past and present, and the emergency services will also be allowed in free if they present their ID card upon their arrival at the Scours Lane venue.

READING Roadrunners star Rob Corney's hopes of pulling on an international vest have suffered a set-back.

The marathon runner received an England call-up for an event in Canada after finishing fifth in the Brighton Marathon earlier this year in a personal best time of 2 hours 29 minutes 13 seconds.

But Corney, who holds a number of Roadrunners' club records, is currently struggling with a foot injury and may be forced to pull out of the Toronto Marathon on October 20.

HAVING met and had selfies taken with Olly Murs and Ed Sheeran – both nice guys – on the past two Saturdays, I now have my sights on completing a hat-trick this weekend, although I doubt if any megastar will want to watch the FA Vase tie between Egham and Binfield.