Reading FC saw their friendly against Tottenham Hotspur called off on the weekend, after manager Jose Mourinho cancelled the game amid coronavirus fears.

The Reading Chronicle understands that Lucas Boye and academy director Michel Gilkes tested positive for Covid-19 in the latest round of testing last week.

With the season set to resume next weekend, Mark Bowen had hoped his side would be able to test themselves against last season's Champions League finalists.


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But Jose Mourinho decided, despite both Gilkes and Boye's absence, to cancel the game as a precaution.

The pair are both following strict guidelines as they continue to self-isolate.

Reading have nine fixtures remaining in the 2019-20 campaign and resume the season against Stoke City at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday.