Just like the main squad it wasn't a great weekend for many of Reading's loanees, with four players failing to make it onto the pitch and just one of the four that played ending up on the winning side. Despite those disappointments, we look at how each of our loanees got on this past week in our loan report.
Joseph Mills - Burnley (Championship) Appearances:6
Mills helped Burnley get back to winning way's as they eased past Peterborough 5-2 with former Royal Charlie Austin grabbing a hat-trick. Mills played the full 90 minutes and set up the final goal of the day, though he did earn a booking for his troubles.
Mikkel Andersen - Portsmouth (League 1) Appearances: 7
Goalkeeper Andersen endured a disappointing day at Fratton Park as Portsmouth slipped to a 2-1 home defeat to Walsall. He made a couple of routine saves in the first half but was beaten by two fantastic strikes from outside the box which he couldn't do much about.
Jordan Obita - Portsmouth (League 1) Appearances: 1 (+2) Goals: 1 Red Cards: 1
Obita was serving the final game of his 3 match suspension picked up for his red card against Oldham so wasn't able to feature in this one.
Michael Hector - Shrewsbury (League 1) Appearances: 4
Sadly Big Hec was again an unused sub as Shrewsbury lost 1-0 at home to Scunthorpe. Losing to one of the worst teams in the Division so far this season won't have sat well and I'm sure the centre back will be knocking at the door to get his place in the side back.
Gozie Ugwu - Yeovil (League 1) Appearances: 3 (+6) Goals: 3
After a string of goals from the subs' bench Ugwu was given a chance to start this one, but the striker couldn't make a significant impact as Yeovil lost 1-0 at the MK Dons. Gozie played for just over an hour before being substituted, picking up a booking.
Angus MacDonald - AFC Wimbledon (League 2) Appearances: 4(+2)
No place in the matchday squad for Angus MacDonald, who missed the 2-1 home defeat to Rochdale. No news on whether the defender was injured or just overlooked, but given he's been out of the starting lineup for a while it doesn't look good.
Karl Sheppard - Accrington (League 2) Appearances: 5(+3) Goals: 1
Dagenham & Redbridge 1-1 Accrington
Sheppard again had to settle for a spot on the bench, but came on to help Accrington snatch a point at Dagenham. Sheppard played the final 22 minutes but couldn't find the net, meaning it's just 1 goal in 8 games for the former Shamrock striker.
Brett Williams - Woking (Conference Premier) Appearances: 4(+3) Goals: 1
Williams was an unused sub as Woking won 2-1 at Stockport, a place where Williams spent an unsuccesful loan spell a couple of years ago. I haven't been on the training ground nor have I seen how he's done on a minute by minute basis but the fact that at 24 years old he can't get into a Conference starting lineup does not bode well at all for the former Eastleigh man. Right now this is looking one of those low cost punts that just isn't going to pan out. Still, Williams has plenty of time to prove me wrong and I'd be delighted if he started tearing things up.