It’s been a strong start to the season for the Royals as we top the Championship table after two games with Reading one of three teams who remain on a 100% record in the league alongside Bristol City and Luton Town.

Last weekend, there were trials of 1000 fans at both Middlesbrough and Norwich City, but the government have now postponed the October return of fans after further Covid-19 guidance.

Meanwhile, away from the on-pitch action, the transfer window remains open and a host of players have made the move to England’s second tier as teams look to bolster their ranks as fans get early signs of how the 2020/21 Championship season will unfold.

We look at what’s been happening around the league over the past two weeks.

Ollie Watkins was the stand-out transfer of the past fortnight with the striker confirming a move from Brentford to Aston Villa.

Other players to have departed the Championship include former Sheffield Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu heading for APOEL and Pervis Estupinan making a £15 million switch from Watford to Villarreal.

Goalkeeper Thomas Meijas signed for Dinamo Bucharest from Middlesbrough while Brentford youngster Arthur Read joined Stevenage on a season long loan.

There were some incomings to the league as well with Nathan Byrne and Kamil Jozwiak signing for Derby County from Wigan Athletic and Lech Poznan respectively.

Brentford welcomed Amiens forward Saman Ghoddos to the club as they look for a Watkins replacement while Birmingham also turned overseas confirming the signing of defender Mikel San Jose after he left Bilbao recently.

Sam Morsy also left the struggling Wigan to return to the Championship, signing for Middlesbrough and Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli followed suit linking up with Boro on a season long loan.

Leicester forward George Hirst signed a loan deal with Rotherham and Nottingham Forest have acquired Senegalese goalkeeper Abdoulaye Diallo on a free after his release from Gençlerbirliği.

Moving clubs within the Championship has also occurred recently with Neal Etheridge making the switch from Cardiff City to Birmingham City while Daniel Ayala has signed with Blackburn Rovers after leaving Middlesbrough at the end of last season.

Away from transfers, there was controversial news out of Cardiff City regarding Nathaniel Mendez-Laing. The striker has been released from the Bluebirds with a statement failing to state a reason, only something that cannot be further discussed.

Middlesbrough were also the victims of some sour news with manager Neil Warnock testing positive for Covid-19.

He now faces a spell on the sidelines and although maybe not going down the best with Royals fans, we wish him all the best.

There was a new contract for Rotherham United boss Paul Warne this week as the Millers look ahead to another tough season expected towards the bottom of the league. Warne has signed a deal until 2023 alongside his assistant, Richie Barker as they look to sustain themselves as a Championship outfit.

QPR goalkeeper Seny Dieng has also signed a new contract this week committing his future to the London side for another four years.

In former Royals news, Emi Martinez made a £20 million switch to Aston Villa and impressed on his debut while another former loanee and Royals Championship winner, Benik Afobe made a loan move to Trabonszpor from Bristol City for the year.

Elsewhere, academy product Dominic Samuel has joined Gillingham while goalkeeper George Legg, who failed to make a first team appearance for Reading signed for local Southern League side Thatcham Town.

Charlie Adam has also found a new club after his release from the Royals signing with Dundee in Scotland.

In women’s news, Reading won their first home game of the WSL season with a 3-1 victory over Aston Villa at Madejski.

They are now in the middle of a three-week break for international duty and cup fixtures with five Royals representing Wales (Angharad James, Rachel Rowe, Jess Fishlock, Lily Woodham and captain Natasha Harding) and Amalie Eikeland faces the Welsh quintuplet as she represents Norway.