Reading interim boss Noel Hunt has warned the officials to look out for 'the dark arts' in the final matches.

The Royals, with safety no longer in their hands, need Sheffield United to beat Huddersfield Town tonight to hold any hope of surviving in the Championship.

Hunt takes his side to Neil Warnock's Huddersfield on Monday, however the match will be meaningless if the Terriers pick up as little as a point from their battle with the Blades.

Speaking ahead of the match, Hunt has called for referees to remain vigilant.

"One of the things we’ve tried to improve is how we attack games and the tempo of getting the ball back quickly. You’ve seen a lot of free-kicks where we hang on playing instead of going long. We try to keep the game flowing for us because when we’re in a rhythm, like we were on Saturday, we play attacking football and create chances," he said.

"We know the dark arts will come out on Monday, whichever way you look at it. We’ve had an issue with this the last few weeks. Watching the Rotherham game and the Cardiff game, the tactics of slowing the game down the referee has to see and improve on it. There’s so much time wasted that’s unnecessary that you don’t get back. From that point of view, everyone will be aware of it so I’m hoping the referees are switched on as well."