Wokingham Liberal Democrats councillor, Clive Jones, has reacted positively to the news that Wycombe Wanderers have paused their plans to purchase Reading's Bearwood training complex.

News broke on Thursday evening that the Chairboys were in exclusive talks to move to the state-of-the-art facility, causing outrage among staff and supporters.

Hundreds protested outside Adam's Park on Friday evening to encourage Wycombe to pull out of the deal.

However, within three days the club have slowed progress due to 'seeming planning limitations allowing only Reading FC to use the training grounds.'

Talks are underway with parties interested in a deal both with, and without, Bearwood as March's financial shortfall comes back to the fore.

Releasing a statement, Mr Jones commented: "After following this issue up with Wokingham Borough Council last Friday, I am very pleased to hear that Wycombe Wonderers have paused their pursuit of buying Bearwood Park.

“Bearwood Park is Reading’s training ground and should stay as their training ground.

“I sincerely hope that Reading FC can push ahead with negotiations to secure the sale of the club. This is a football club that is loved by many in our community, and we must help to secure its future.”

Supporters Trust at Reading, STAR, added: "STAR are pleased to note that for the time being the training ground is not being sold. There has been an amazing number of talented people that have put themselves forward to help us to fight this battle.

"SellBeforeWeDai, as usual, have been incredible but so have so many other unsung heroes. When this is all over we will celebrate with you all. When we put our minds to it the Reading Fans are formidable. We are truly grateful for all the support and advice we have received."

Reading Football Club are yet to comment on the matter publicly.