Reading manager Ruben Selles is 'not yet concerned' about the threat of relegation, despite sitting bottom of League One and seven points adrift of safety.

Without a win since September, and approaching 365 days since an away victory in the league, the gap to safety was cut by a point on Tuesday after the Royals' 1-1 draw with managerless Bristol Rovers.

Reading, even with the four deducted points added back on, are staring at a first campaign in the fourth tier since 1984 unless Selles can turn their form around.

Speaking after the stalemate with Rovers, the Spaniard said: "I’m not yet concerned because it is a long season. We have not been on a good run, but I think with those points in the long term we can recover and be out of the relegation positions.

"So, I’m not concerned right now, I’m more concerned about the things we can fix on the training ground and on the pitch to win football matches. It is important for us to start winning soon."

Reading face yet more uncertainty off-field as an independent panel will decide on a punishment for paying tax two months late, while ownership talks rumble on in the background.

If the Royals fail to beat Shrewsbury Town on Saturday, it will be over a calendar year since the club won a league match on their travels.