Reading have played just three times on December 7 since the 1998 move to RG2, bringing two points out of a possible nine.

Take a brief step back in time below.

Reading Chronicle:

Reading 0-0 Portsmouth: Saturday, December 7 2002

A near-sell out, with over 23,500 in attendance against league-leaders Portsmouth, Reading kept pace with Harry Redknapp's Pompey.

A star-studded side from the South Coast, including Royal favourite Shaka Hislop and former England forward Paul Merson, romped to promotion with 98 points.

Alan Pardew's hosts, having just earned promotion from the third tier, finished in the play-offs but missed out to Paul Ince's Wolves.

A tight game at the-then Madejski Stadium, there was nothing to separate the sides who were both on winning runs- Reading had previously won six on the bounce and Pompey four.

It would kick-start a bit of a wobble for Reading, who lost four of their next six.

Reading 1-2 Bournemouth: Saturday, December 7 2013

Newly relegated from the Premier League, Nigel Adkins men had put themselves asinto a position as one of the front runners for promotion in the early stages of 2013/14.

Unbeaten in 10 and with just two defeats in 14, the struggling Cherries held on at the beginning and sucker-punched the hosts with two goals before half-time, including one from future Royal Lewis Grabban.

Struggling to regain any control, it took until stoppage time for Reading to pull one back, Adam Le Fondre tucking home after Royston Drenthe saw his shot blocked.

Defeat, in front of another 20,000 plus crowd, dropped Reading down to sixth, while Eddie Howe's men climbed to 16th.

By the end of the season, the Royals would miss out on the play-offs and Bournemouth, who would be promoted the following season, finished in the top half.

Reading 2-3 Birmingham City: Saturday, December 7 2019

To make it a miserable hattrick, the Royals lost at home on this day three years ago.

Both sides sat in the bottom half as the Blues visitied the SCL Stadium, with 2,000 from the Second City contributing to a crowd of over 14,000.

Jude Bellingham, now scoring for England at a World Cup, was still only 16 when his shot was diverted into the net via former Birmingham captain Michael Morrison.

Yakou Meite, one of only three starters still at the club, headed level before the break before Jeremie Bela thundered home a free-kick to regain the lead on the hour mark.

Alvaro Gimenez put some daylight between the teams with minutes remaining, but Lucas Joao had the final say when he pulled back a consolation deep in stoppage time.