2,000 Reading FC fans are set to be welcomed back to the Madejski Stadium for the home game against Nottingham Forest at the beginning of next month.

It has been confirmed that the town has been placed into Tier 2 of the new post-lockdown tier system, meaning that up to 2,000 Royals supporters will be able to return.

The Forest game on December 5 will be the first game in RG2 that has seen supporters in almost 300 days, with Reading fans last being allowed through the turnstiles back at the start of March for the FA Cup game against Premier League side Sheffield United.

No elite football club falls within a Tier 1 area, which is currently only in place in the Isle of Wight, the Isles of Scilly and Cornwall.

As a result, no club will have a 4,000 capacity - which is the maximum amount that is allowed under the current guidelines.