Portsmouth have been declined an additional extension on their allocation for the trip to Reading this month.

The league leaders are unbeaten this season and are set to make their first trip to Berkshire since 2012 on Saturday, October 28.

Pompey were allocated just under 3,000 tickets, which were snapped up quickly.

Speaking at their fan conference, with chief executive Andrew Cullen; sporting director Rich Hughes; director of sales Mark Judges and supporter liaison officer Johnny Moore, it was confirmed that the club had contacted Reading regarding an extra allocation.

Due to Club 1871 and an inability to safely increase the allocation, it was turned down.

The allocation has already increased from the one offered in the Championship last season, with supporters also offered some of the Upper West stand.

Mr Cullen said: "I did call their Operations Director to ask for more. ~The response was that we had already been given more than they are obliged to under EFL regulations (2,000), and that their SAG would not allow any more due to the stadium layout."

Reading have given 80 hospitality tickets, at a more expensive cost than a usual ticket, to visiting supporters.