Reading are to face two new managers in the next couple of months after early League One sackings.

Most teams have played just six matches to date as most of the division is awaiting the end of the first international break of the campaign.

However, that has not stopped owners from pulling the trigger, with Dean Holden and Scott Brown losing their jobs at Charlton Athletic and Fleetwood Town respectively.

Both sit in the bottom half, with expectations of more.

Working fast, replacements have already been found for both roles.

Former Oxford United and Lincoln City boss Michael Appleton has taken over at the Valley.

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A familiar face across the EFL in the last decade, Reading have come up against Appleton in previous spells at Portsmouth and Blackpool.

The Royals travel to East London next month, the second trip to the capital in the space of a fortnight.

Meanwhile, former Bristol City manager Lee Johnson has taken over on the Fylde coast.

Manager of Scottish Premiership side Hibernian as recently as three weeks ago, the 42-year-old has quickly returned to management with the Cod Army.

A regular foe of Reading, the likes of Jaap Stam, Brian McDermott and Steve Clarke all got the better of him during his time with the Robins from 2016 until 2020.

The first-ever meeting between the two sides takes place on Tuesday, October 24 at the SCL Stadium.