Reading January exits Tom McIntyre and Nelson Abbey returned to the Select Car Leasing Stadium to support their former teammates in Saturday's 4-0 thrashing of Cambridge United.

McIntyre and Abbey, both raised in the town and progressing through the youth ranks, were sold to Portsmouth and Olympiacos respectively to raise funds in the January transfer window.

Both popular figures at the club and supporters, they sat with uninvolved Royals stars Tom Holmes and Matt Carson.

25-year-old McIntyre was sent off and picked up a season-ending injury in his Pompey debut, with John Mousinho's men moving 12 points clear in the canter to promotion at Peterborough United simultaneously to Reading's win over Cambridge. 

Abbey made his debut for the Greek giants earlier in the month and has been called up for England Under-20s in the coming international break.

Sat elsewhere in the SCL Stadium was former Royals midfielder Liam Kelly, who has been impressing for League Two Crawley Town of late.