Luton Town continued their unbeaten run as they delivered a 2-0 win away at Reading.

An own goal by home defender Tom Holmes and a second half strike from Allan Campbell delivered the points for Nathan Jones’ side in Berkshire against the struggling Royals.

Victory at the Select Car Leasing Stadium means Luton are now unbeaten in five matches in all competitions. The Hatters also moved into the top half of the table as a result of their success, moving up to 11th place.

After 24 Championship games, Luton find themselves 7 points off the play-offs, having played two games less than 6th place Middlesbrough, and 16 points clear of the relegation zone.

The trip to Reading was one of four Christmas-time games Luton had that were rescheduled due to covid. It also saw an immediate return to first team duty for Peter Kioso in the week he was recalled from his loan with MK Dons.

Luton had the best chances of the first half-hour, though Elijah Adebayo and Jordan Clark failed to keep efforts on target. But the away side’s break through would come in the form of an own goal.

Holmes was the unlucky man, after the Reading defender diverted an Amari’i Bell beyond Reading goalkeeper Luke Southwood and in.

Reading had a bit more forward play in the wake of that, with John Swift firing wide and Danny Drinkwater forcing a stop from Luton goalkeeper James Shea.

In response, Luton pressed themselves, with Southwood denying Kal Naismith before Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu just fired over.

Luton would grab their second just before the hour after Campbell scored a second goal in as many matches. The Scottish midfielder received Adebayo’s low cross and fired beyond Southwood to extend Luton’s lead.

Southwood denied Kioso and Campbell, while Adebayo had a late goal disallowed for offside. But while a third wouldn’t come on the night, Luton still had themselves the three points to take home.

Luton are next in action on Saturday, when they travel to face Sheffield United and a Blades team that will start the game one place directly behind Luton in the Championship table.