Reading's upcoming fixtures have been thrown into doubt amid Coronavirus fears.

Mark Bowen's men were due to host Stoke City at the Madejski Stadium tomorrow afternoon, but fresh doubt has been cast on the remaining fixtures this season following the outbreak.

Last night, it was confirmed that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi have both tested positive for COVID-19. 

The EFL Board will convene this morning to discuss the forthcoming fixtures with a view to postponing them indefinitely until more is understood about the outbreak. 

A spokesman from the EFL said: “The EFL Board will meet this morning to make a decision on this weekend’s fixtures and beyond.“

Royals boss Mark Bowen spoke about the impact of the outbreak yesterday at his pre-match press conference.

"Obviously we're concerned, as concerned as anybody else in the country at the moment. Nobody knows exactly where we are going with this thing.

"It's quite sad really, it's affecting everybody. There are more important things in life than football. It becomes your life - like for me and fans - but we have to make sure it is put to bed as quickly as possible.

"As footballers, we have got to eb as professional as we can, prepare in the right way and try and remain as focused as we can with the task at hand and be guided by the experts and what they're saying.

"It'll be interesting [if the games are played behind closed doors] and how individual players and teams cope with that situation.

"Almost daily, we're having meetings with the players and the club doctor - making sure they have the right advice for them and their families.

"We have to make sure there’s an understanding, rather than a fear."

We'll update you with the latest information following the meeting.