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Grimsby Town Star Reportedly Catching Reading FC's Interest

The Royals are said to have scouted the striker as he scored against Notts County on Saturday.

Yeovil Town v Grimsby Town - Sky Bet League Two Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images

Certainly known for our ability to pluck an obscure talent or two, Reading scouted Grimsby Town forward Omar Bogle on Saturday as he bagged his 19th goal of the season in League Two.

Now 24, Bogle started out in the academies of Birmingham, West Brom, and Celtic before moving to the lower leagues to earn his stripes. It was with hometown team Hinckley that he first appeared, eventually earning promotion to the fourth-tier with Grimsby in 2016.

According to BBC Sports' Matt Dean, Reading watched the striker score past Notts County, making him the division's top marksman, as they weigh up a potential move.

As is pretty plain to see, the Royals are after an attacker to support Yann Kermorgant with Deniss Rakels injured and Joseph Mendes virtually nonexistent. Would a League Two star be enough, though? For every Dave Kitson there's a Brett Williams and, dare I say, a Nick Blackman who arrives from below to little immediate success. Still, watch this space.