Barring last season’s campaign of progress under Veljko Paunovic, Reading have been in decline since their relegation from the Premier League back in 2013.
This is partly due to their spending habits in recent years, although they will be hoping their recent success with academy graduates can help to set up a brighter future for the club, with the top flight hundreds of miles away from where they are right now.
To secure that better future, they need to build on the 2020/21 campaign by signing some reinforcements, but their current transfer embargo could limit the Royals in the business they can conduct over the next few months.
So, to distract Reading fans who are anxious about their lack of signings so far, we have created a 25-question quiz for you to have a go at. There are 25 legends, one question about each player.
How many can you get right?