Reading legend Phil Parkinson will make a return to Berkshire next season after leading Wrexham to back-to-back promotions.

'Parky' played over 400 times for the Royals in the 1990s and 2000s, earning promotion twice, and has carved out a long and successful managerial career in the EFL.

Joining 'Hollywood' Wrexham in 2021, he has taken the Welsh outfit from the National League to League One in successive seasons under the ownership of film stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob Mcelhenney.

Parkinson has brought Charlton Athletic, Bradford City and Bolton Wanderers to the SCL Stadium, famously taking fourth-tier Bradford to the FA Cup Quarter-Final against the Royals, losing 3-0 after a replay.

Reading have not met Wrexham since 2001, winning 2-0 home and away on route to promotion to the now Championship.

Meanwhile, Stockport County have won their second promotion in three seasons and will be in League One next year.

Dave Challinor's men were in the sixth tier as recently as 2019 and were last in League One in 2010.

Stockport have never played at the SCL Stadium, last playing the Royals at Elm Park in 1997.

Ruben Selles' Reading secured their safety with Saturday's 2-2 draw at Barnsley.