Explanation of new U21 system
- The U21s play at least four games throughout their season at the Madejski Stadium, with the remainder of their home games taking place at Hogwood Park.
- A maximum of three outfield players and one goalkeeper over the age of 21 are permitted to be selected for each fixture.
- Games are permitted to be played anywhere from Fridays until Mondays.
- Clubs play in their respective leagues up until Christmas, when teams will then take part in a play-off type system based on their league position.