Reading have recorded an increased average home attendance for the 2022/23 campaign, however are still yet to reach pre-Covid levels.

Along with the help of ticket schemes for local schools and grassroots sports teams, the Royals recorded impressive crowds of over 16,500 on four occasions.

Noel Hunt's first match in charge, a 0-0 draw with runaway leaders Burnley, attracted over 19,000 while the final home match was a sell-out in the home sections of the pitch.

Reading Chronicle:

However, turnouts of under 10,000 against Sheffield United and Rotherham United did bring the average down to 13,449.

This figure was just 12,852 last campaign- the first full season post-Covid.

Despite an increase of almost 600, this is still over a 1,000 less than the previous full season before Covid-19 (2018/19).

On average, just 56 per cent of the stadium is full for each home match, a disappointing figure.

Reading Chronicle:

Only one season, since the move to the SCL Stadium in 1998, has averaged under 10,000 per match- the 1999/2000 campaign as the Royals finished 10th in League One.