It was a day to forget for Reading loanee Dean Bouzanis on Saturday, who conceded eight goals for Sutton United in the club's heaviest EFL defeat.

The Australian, who joined the Royals from Sutton in 2022, returned to Gander Green Lane on loan over the summer.

Playing 15 times for the Us this season, and conceding 28 goals, Matt Gray's side sit rock-bottom of the Football League and lost 8-0 to Stockport County on Saturday.

Trailing by four within 20 minutes at Edgeley Park, Stockport had 11 shots on target.

Six points adrift of safety in League Two, Gray labelled it 'completely unacceptable.'

Speaking to BBC Sport, he said: "It's my fifth season as a manager here today at Edgeley Park and I suffered the biggest result and the worst performance in my five years, which goes without saying with the scoreline.

"Never in my five years have I apologised to our supporters, and I certainly do that today because today was completely unacceptable.

"I warned the players that after Stockport's result and performance against Aldershot on Wednesday night that they'd come out like a wounded animal, and we just didn't start the game.

"They were really aggressive on the front foot, and the goals we conceded were embarrassing to be honest, to be 4-0 down in the first 20 minutes. Then in the second half the four goals were also embarrassing."

Sutton beat Reading 2-0 in pre-season, Ruben Selles' first match in charge.