Reading set their highest crowd of the season to date in Saturday's 4-0 rout over Cambridge United- just seven days on from setting their previous season high against Wycombe Wanderers.

15,644 entered through the turnstiles and the vast majority left with smiles on their faces as Sam Smith; Femi Azeez; Lewis Wing and Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan netted past the U's to end a tumultuous week in Berkshire.

Thousands of discounted tickets were snapped up by schools and clubs in the Royals' final grassroots fixture of the campaign.

Just under 1,000 travelled from Cambridge, the first meeting between the sides in RG2 for 20 years.

This season high crowd, the second-highest in the entire division, came just a week on from 15,038 witnessing the Berks-Bucks Derby with Wycombe Wanderers.

As the off-field misery deepens, the support from the stands has drastically improved with successive above-average turnouts.

The club have put 'mini season tickets' up for sale this morning for the final three home matches.

Northampton Town; Lincoln City and Blackpool are still to visit Berkshire before the end of the season in six weeks' time.