Reading winger Tariqe Fosu's strange pre-season continued this morning as Get Reading moved to squash rumours that he'd been on trial with Scottish Championship side Raith Rovers.
Tilehurst End Podcast Extra co-host Charles Watts is out with Jaap Stam's squad in the Netherlands and reports that Fosu has never even heard of Raith, let alone been on trial there.
Charles goes on to report that the 20-year-old will link up with the U21 side for their trip to Lincoln if he can shake off a groin injury.
So seemingly good news for now but there still remain questions around whether Fosu will do enough to impress Stam or be sent out on loan again. The pending arrivals of Roy Beerens and John Swift, both of whom can operate out wide don't seem good signs for Fosu's short-term chances so it may well be that Stam opts to send the winger out on loan to get regular playing time.
So sorry Raith fans.....