Reading youngster Liam Kelly banished his Wembley curse by leading Crawley Town to promotion into League One.

The 28-year-old played nearly 100 times for the Royals and starred in the 2017 Championship play-off final under Jaap Stam, scoring his penalty in the shootout but ultimately losing out to Huddersfield Town.

Relegated out of the EFL with Rochdale next season, the Republic of Ireland youth star has been a shining light for Crawley this season, scoring in the play-off semi final win over MK Dons and earning Man of the Match.

He went one better in the final, scoring and assisting as the Red Devils beat Crewe Alexandra 2-0 at Wembley.

Scott Lindsay's men will now come up against Reading in League One next season, joining Stockport County, Wrexham and Mansfield Town in earning promotion out of League Two.

Reading have never played Crawley in a league fixture, last meeting in the FA Cup a decade ago.