|3||Brighton & Hove Albion||46||+30||89|
|11||Preston North End||46||0||62|
|12||Queens Park Rangers||46||0||60|
|23||Milton Keynes Dons||46||-30||39|
Pearson, who was recently interviewed for the vacant managerial post at Aston Villa, has signed a three-year contract.
Reading finished 17th in the Championship this season and ended the campaign with six defeats in their last seven matches.
Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday target a Premier League return as they meet in the Championship playoff final.
Hull and Sheffield Wednesday are potentially 90 minutes from the Premier League. Nick Miller looks at the "thrillingly unfair" nature of the playoffs.
Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal says his side is confident as they prepare to play for promotion to the Premier League.