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Reading FC Youngster Ben House Moves To Swindon

Striker set for professional debut after ‘quick turnaround’

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After starring for Reading FC’s Under-23s side, young forward Ben House has headed west for a loan spell at Swindon Town until the end of the season.

The Scotland youth international is yet to make his senior debut in football but is ready to feature in Saturday’s trip to lowly Macclesfield. The Robins (bob, bob bobbin’ along) haven’t won since December 8th and even boast Noel Hunt among their ranks these days, the Irishman currently filling the role of assistant coach.

From a Reading perspective, this appears to be a really solid move as an academy player has impressed a Football League club enough to jump straight into the action at the fourth-tier.

House spoke the Swindon club website, offering an insight into how the somewhat sudden move came about:

“I was in training [on Thursday] ready for a normal day and the opportunity came up. It’s a no brainer for me. It’s something that I needed, and the right time for me to get out and experience some men’s football.

“My Under-23s manager called me into a meeting and told me that Swindon Town wanted me. We talked about the benefits. Half way through the conversation he told me that Swindon wanted me for Saturday, so it was a quick turnaround and I had to make the decision quickly.”