Reading boss Ruben Selles has said that some members of staff have asked to leave because they don't 'feel safe.'

The Royals have been in financial turmoil for the past 12 months under Chinese businessman Dai Yongge.

Paying wages and HMRC late on multiple occasions, the club have been punished on the pitch with points deductions and transfer embargoes.

Staff, including coaches Eddie Niedzwiecki and Andrew Sparkes, have been made redundant and fears of more jobs being lost were rife last week with news that Wycombe Wanderers were set to purchase Bearwood training ground.

Talks with potential buyers are progressing, with senior members of staff at the club 'very positive' and hoping for concrete movement within the next '24-48 hours.'

However, the club need cash in the coming days to pay outgoings in order to avoid a new points deduction.

"It’s arriving to a point where I told you a couple of weeks ago that we can’t cope with those things anymore," Selles told the media after Saturday's 4-0 win over Cambridge United.

“We passed the time where people talk about the pep talks and control the controllables and focus on your thing. There has been too much around us and at some point it needs to stop.

“We cannot continue coping with the chaos and uncertainty that is making people leave us.

“Someone from the medical staff this week asked to go to another club because people want to feel safe and we are not making our people feel safe.”