Reading's League One rivals Cheltenham Town have parted company with manager Wade Elliott after eight matches.

The former Burnley and Bournemouth forward took over at the Robins last season, replacing current Swansea City manager Michael Duff.

Finishing 16th and reaching the semi-final of the EFL Trophy in his debut campaign in charge, Cheltenham have begun this campaign disastrously.

Rooted to the bottom of the third-tier table, they are the only side yet to win a match and are even yet to score a single goal in the league.

Elliott's exit comes after a 3-0 hammering at Peterborough United on Tuesday.

Reading beat Cheltenham 1-0 in August, but sit alongside the side in the relegation zone on five points.

A club statement said: "The Directors would like to place on record their appreciation for Wade’s contribution since joining the club as a coach in September 2020, playing a significant role in the League Two title win and then the Club's highest finish alongside Michael Duff. He was named head coach last summer and went on to achieve the Club's second highest finish in his own right."

The 44-year-old is the third managerial departure of the season, following decisions made at Charlton Athletic and Fleetwood Town.