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Last season Reading along with Huddersfield were both surprise packages of the Sky Bet Championship season, finishing third and fifth respectively.

They both also won their play off semi-finals, and met each other in the play-off final, where Huddersfield won on penalties to take them to the Premier League for the first time.

However, even though the season ended in disappointing fashion, Reading still had a hugely successful campaign and will want to build on that this season.

There are several new faces arriving at the Madejski Stadium, and manager Jaap Stam has signed a contract extension, so things are looking positive for another promotion push, and here’s how I think they could line up on the opening day away at Queens Park Rangers, in a 3-5-2 formation.

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