Saints’ trip to Reading in April has been selected for live television coverage, although the date of the match is still to be finalised.

The game is currently pencilled in for a 12.45pm kick-off on Saturday, April 6.

However, that could change, depending on the outcome of Manchester United’s last 16 Champions League encounter with Real Madrid.

As it stands, United are scheduled to host Manchester City on Monday, April 8.

But, if Sir Alex Ferguson’s men advance past Madrid, the Manchester derby will switch to Saturday lunchtime and Saints’ trip to the Madejski Stadium will be moved to the Monday night.

Whatever the case, both games will be live on Sky Sports.