Almost 2,000 Reading fans have snapped up tickets for the final away match of the season at relegation rivals Burton Albion.

As is tradition, the away end at the Pirelli Stadium will be awash with inflatable toys as the supporters enjoy their final trip of what has been a tumultuous campaign.

1,300 packed out a sold-out away end at Bristol Rovers last night for a crucial 2-0 win over the Pirates, and 1,700 will do battle with the Brewers a week on Saturday (April 20).

Reading sit nine points clear of the relegation zone with 12 available, leaving them on the cusp of confirming their third-tier status for next season. This is impressive seeing as they were 10 points adrift of safety in November following a 3-2 defeat at Shrewsbury Town.

This is not the first time inflatables have filled the terrace in the East Midlands, with the Royals fans enjoying their first trip to Burton in 2017 after securing a play-off place under Jaap Stam.

Winning 4-2 on the final day, Reading won 3-1 on their only other visit to the Brewers.

Martin Paterson's men sit inside the relegation zone on goal difference, nine points behind Reading but with a game in hand.

Around 700 have bought tickets for Saturday's trip to promotion-chasing Barnsley, the penultimate away match of the season.