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Dominic Samuel Departs On Loan

Prolific academy goalscorer has joined League One side.

Pressley is delighted to have got his man.
Pressley is delighted to have got his man.
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20-year-old Dominic Samuel has left the Madejski Stadium in an emergency loan.

The England youth international has been on the fringes of the first team squad this season and would have fancied his chances of breaking into a side that has struggled to score goals this season, but a move down to League One relegation candidates Coventry City will see him getting regular game time.

Samuel is one of the top scorers in the Barclays Under 21 Premier League and Cup, and will hope to transfer his goalscoring exploits to the Ricoh Arena.

Manager Steve Clarke told the Reading FC website:

"He's a young striker we think a lot about. He obviously came off the bench for us at Huddersfield, he’s very much in our thoughts, at this stage of the season it’s good for him to go out and get competitive action and improve as a player."

On announcing his arrival at the Sky Blues, their boss Steve Pressley said:

"We're delighted to be able to bring Dominic into the club.

"We've been looking to add to our forward options throughout the transfer window and Dominic will bring pace to our forward line, an attribute we outlined at the start of the window.

"He has already gained international recognition and Dominic will be a valuable option for us during his loan spell with the club."

The youngster will stay with Coventry until April 28th, and will don the number 14 shirt. The Royals have the option of a recall within the first 28 days of his loan spell.

Samuel himself tweeted.

As a reminder of what he's capable of, watch this goal:

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