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Quadruple Loan Deals Completed As Youngsters Depart Reading FC

After the news that Jack Stacey has joined Carlisle United until the end of the season, Tarique Fosu, Harry Cardwell, Hammad Lawal, and Lewis Ward have followed the winger out the door on a temporary basis.

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It is loan deadline day, after all. Feel the excitement as the Royals wheel and deal an incredibly five transfers, all of which see academy players leave until April 30, or until the season's end in Fosu's case.

Enjoying a productive short-term spell with Fleetwood Town earlier in the season, the young attacker drops down to League Two with Accrington Stanley, who are fighting for promotion and goes straight into the squad for Friday's match against Leyton Orient.

Meanwhile, Ward, who impressed TTE in the Under-21s' recent loss to Chelsea, will join Sutton United in the National League South. Currently third in the table, Ward's Royals teammate will become a fierce adversary as the diminutive Lawal signs or divisional rival Bishops Stortford, who are currently 13th.

Finally, Braintree Town have taken Scottish youth international Cardwell for a month, helping in their fight for the Football League. The Iron are fifth in the fifth-tier, occupying the final spot in the play-offs are 37 games.