Reading will return to action next Saturday as they face Stoke City – after a break of over three months due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Mark Bowen’s men were due to play The Potters on March 14, before the league was suspended as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.

The game will now take place behind closed doors next Saturday, with a 3pm kick off at the Madejski Stadium.

Reading have not been selected for television coverage for the first three games of the return, but following discussions with the three clubs – the kick-off times for the first three clashes are as follows:

• Reading v Stoke City: June 20, kick-off 3pm.

• Derby County v Reading – June 27, kick-off 1pm.

• Reading v Brentford – June 30, kick-off 6pm.

The remaining six fixtures of the Championship season do have provisional dates, but all are subject to change in accordance with TV selections and any ‘modifications, which are being discussed’, according to the club.

Five of the matches are scheduled as follows:

Luton Town v Reading – July 4, kick-off 3pm.

Reading v Huddersfield Town – July 7, 7.45pm kick-off.

Charlton Athletic v Reading – July 11, 3pm kick-off.

Reading v Middlesbrough – July 14, 8pm kick-off

Blackburn Rovers v Reading – July 18, kick-off 3pm.

The final game of the season, the home game against Swansea City, will take place on July 22 according to the initial fixture list – with no provisional kick-off time announced.

Sky Sports have announced that they will broadcast 30 of the remaining 108 Championship matches

2019-20 season ticket holders will be able to stream all home and away fixtures on iFollow.

Lower down the footballing pyramid, Coventry and Rotherham celebrated promotion to the Championship while Swindon were declared League Two champions after the English Football League's bottom two tiers voted separately to officially declare the campaign over due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, play-offs will still go ahead to determine the final promotion places with Wycombe, Oxford, Portsmouth and Fleetwood contesting them in League One and Cheltenham, Exeter, Colchester and Northampton vying to join Swindon, Crewe and Plymouth in gaining elevation from League Two.

Tranmere, who had proposed an alternative framework to the one chosen by the clubs, have been relegated to League Two, along with Southend and Bolton.

EFL clubs had earlier voted to accept the league board's framework to keep promotion, relegation and the play-offs and use an unweighted points-per-game system to decide the final table if the season was curtailed.