Reading will be hoping that Sheffield United take a step closer to setting a club record tonight, which would mean their Championship survival fight returns to their own hands.

The Blades, already promoted to the Premier League, need to wins to set a new club record for most points in a season.

Facing Neil Warnock's Huddersfield Town tonight, ironically the boss who currently holds the record from 2006, anything but a win for Paul Heckingbottom's men will condemn the Royals to League One football for the first time in over 20 years.

Travelling to the Terriers on Monday, the match will be rendered meaningless if they were to pick up at least a point at the John Smith's Stadium tonight.

Reading Chronicle:

Speaking ahead of the clash, Blades coach Jack Lester said: “It never ends. There’s always something else and that’ll never change. Naturally with how competitive the players are we’re aware of it and want to achieve it.

“It’s job done in terms of promotion and there doesn’t seem the same pressure as a couple of weeks back. We want to win games and that won’t change. Does it come with the same pressure? No, it doesn’t. Would it be nice? Yes, it would.”

Manager Paul Heckingbottom also referenced the record ahead of the fixture.

Reading Chronicle:

"We can be the best Sheffield United team in terms of points we have had in the Championship, of course we can," he said.

"It's a different challenge in itself. We are one win behind Burnley, can we get the most wins? There are always things you can use to push and shove.

"What we haven't got now is someone on our coat-tails. We will prepare the same and work just as hard to win every game. We have to, we have a duty to the league."