Reading legend Kevin Doyle believes the 106-point Championship record will remain with the Royals this year, despite Leicester City being currently on track to obliterate it.

Doyle, signed in 2005 for £78,000, scored 19 goals in his debut campaign as Steve Coppell's side roared into the Premier League with a record-breaking 106 points.

The record remains to this day, but the Foxes are currently on track to reach 109 if they continue at their current rate.

Royals Hall of Famer Doyle plundered 56 goals in 163 club appearances before enjoying a top-flight career with Wolves and Crystal Palace.

Speaking to BoyleSports, the Republic of Ireland international said: "There's been a few over the years chasing that 106 points. I do smile when every year someone looks like they might break the record and every year it's like ‘the best championship team ever’. 

“We never get a mention even though we have it there on record. You know things are there to be beaten, but that was such a ridiculously exceptional year. I find it difficult to see anyone beating it to be honest with you.

“It was Burnley last year who came close for a while and they just couldn’t maintain it. Reading in 2005/06 was just a freak year and that and that year, like every year, you hear people saying this is the hardest Championship season ever. 

“It's a great thing to have, and it always gets brought up every year. Someone always mentions it, but it was a freak year of football and great times."

Now a horse breeder, Doyle was last in Berkshire participating in the legend's match back in 2022.

Giving his verdict on owner Dai Yongge, and his running of the club, Doyle added: “The results actually in the last few weeks have been quite good, we've turned it around a bit. How that fella (Dai Yongge) was allowed to buy the club in the first place is a disgrace. How did he pass any of those tests?”