Reading's away support continues to go from strength to strength as another 1,300 fans are set to make the mammoth 10-hour round-trip to Carlisle United on Saturday.

A first visit to Brunton Park in Cumbria since the 1980s, Carlisle are sat 14 points adrift of safety at the bottom of League One having won just four games all season.

However, the Royals will be heading up north will a sour taste in their mouth having been hit with another points deduction for HMRC-related issues.

This will move the club down to just three points clear of the relegation zone, and potentially in it if results go against them tonight elsewhere in League One.

Tickets remain on sale until Friday.

Despite being in the third tier for the first time in over 20 years, and looking at the risk of dropping into the fourth for the first time since the 1980s, crowds have never been stronger.

Only four teams have averaged more away fans at their matches than Reading, despite the club winning just two away game in over a year.

Wycombe Wanderers, Oxford United, Leyton Orient and Charlton Athletic are all among the sell-outs, with some big northern trips coming up in the second half of the season.