Reading's loyal travelling supporters were finally rewarded for their efforts in midweek, earning a first league victory in midweek in front of fans since January 2018.

Vadaine Oliver's own goal was enough for the Royals to earn a 1-0 win over Stevenage and lift themselves out of the relegation zone.

After waiting over a calendar year for an away win between December 2022 and December 2023, Reading earned their second victory on the road of the season at the Lamex Stadium.

However, it is much more than just that for the Royals faithful, with the club winning on the road in midweek for the first time since 2021.

Since the beginning of the 2017/18 season, Reading have played 44 league matches on a midweek (including the win over Stevenage).

That's now four wins, 19 draws and a whopping 21 defeats. Two of the three wins before Stevenage came behind closed doors during the Covid-19 impacted season of 2020/21 against Bristol City and Blackburn Rovers.

You have to go back to January 30, 2018, a 3-1 win over Burton Albion under Jaap Stam, for the last win on the road with supporters in the stadium- a total of 2,200 days.

Reading are on the road next Tuesday at relegation rivals Fleetwood Town, while Derby County is also scheduled for a midweek in March.