Reading return to League One action at Charlton Athletic on Saturday after a fortnight off for international fixtures.

Only 11 matches in, this is the club's second break for international matches, with another one scheduled for under a month's time.

Breaking up the early knockings of the season, this will be the final break until March in warm-up for the summer European Championships.

Heading into the break without a win in four league matches, a break could have come at the right time for confidence and resetting form.

But with three matches in seven days upon their return, starting fast is paramount to the Royals moving back up the third-tier table.

They will be hoping to continue their form of the last decade, winning almost 50 per cent of their matches after returning from international breaks.

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This season, Ruben Selles' side have bounced back from the international fixtures well, beating Bolton Wanderers 2-1 in September after 10 days off.

However, last season Reading picked up just one point in the two fixtures immediately following an international break.

Last year was different to usual, however, with the winter World Cup meaning there were only two breaks rather than four.

Not since the 2018/19 season have Reading won more than two fixtures immediately following an international break- with the Royals winning all four under Steve Clarke and Brian McDermott in 2015/16.

2021/22 did see an unbeaten return, with Veljko Paunovic's side winning one and drawing three during the course of the season.

They are currently on a run of one defeat in seven fixtures immediately returning from international breaks.

Reading have lost eight of their 36 matches immediately after international breaks since the start of the 2013/14 season- winning 17.