Reading's off-field issues are now on the 'government's radar' after local MPs met with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

Bracknell MP James Sunderland and Reading East MP Matt Rodda met with Lucy Frazer- the Secretary of State for DCMS, to discuss the summer of turbulence in Berkshire.

High-profile MPs, including former Prime Minister Theresa May, have formed a group to raise awareness of the club's plight and support where possible.

The Royals have endured a difficult summer with three EFL transfer embargoes and a winding-up petition for HMRC-related issues.

Now sorted, the club are still awaiting a verdict on their charge for paying staff late three times last season.

More than 3,500 fans follow fan group 'Sell Before We Dai' who are still trying to force owner Dai Yongge out of the club.

Speaking on social media, Sunderland said: "Good to formally meet with Secretary of State for DCMS alongside Matt Rodda. We have placed Reading FC on the Govt's radar and will work with our colleagues to best support the club."