Reading will face the dreaded 'new manager bounce' on Saturday as Nathan Jones takes charge of his first match as Charlton Athletic manager.

The Welshman, who is best known for his successes over two spells at Luton Town, signed a long-term deal on Sunday with the Addicks following Michael Appleton's sacking.

Having unsuccessful spells with Stoke City and Southampton, the former Charlton youth coach has dropped into the third tier to help his former club.

Beating the Royals 4-0 in the reverse fixture at the Valley, Charlton are just three points clear of Ruben Selles' side- but crucially on the right side of the relegation zone.

Speaking on his appointment, Jones said: “I am extremely excited by the challenge in front of me at Charlton. It is a club that I have fond memories of from my time here and I want to play my part in moving the club forward.

“I have been approached by a number of clubs to get back into management but I have been waiting for the right opportunity. From my conversations with the Board and given the long-term nature of the contract, I can see there is a real appetite to build something here which I am really looking forward to being a part of.”