FORMER Reading FC defender Tiago Ilori was booed by supporters of his new club Sporting Lisbon at the weekend.

Ilori was named in Sporting’s matchday squad for the first time on Sunday for a clash against Portuguese top-flight rivals Benfica.

But Portuguese newspaper O Jogo claims ‘a wave of boos stood out’ when Ilori’s name was announced before the match.

It is suggested Sporting fans were less than impressed with the manner in which Ilori left the club in 2013 to sign for Liverpool in a £7m deal.

He was subsequently sold to Reading for around £3.5m two years ago before sealing a return to Sporting for £2.2m last week.

Ilori remained on the bench yesterday as Sporting lost 4-2 at home to Benfica who they also face in the first leg of their Portuguese Cup semi final this Wednesday.

Royals boss Jose Gomes replaced Ilori with the loan signing of Chelsea defender Matt Miazga, who helped Reading keep a clean sheet in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Aston Villa.

Portuguese striker Nelson Oliveira suffered a gruesome injury in the game as the on-loan Norwich City striker made his home debut.

His wife and ex-Premier League referee Mark Halsey are among those calling on the Football Association to punish Villa’s Tyrone Mings for allegedly stamping on Oliveira’s face.