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Reading FC Loan Report October 16

Mixed fortunes once again for our loanees as one young defender starred on the TV while a winger continues to ride the bench. We'll round up their stories and all of the latest loan news in this week's loan report.

Joseph Mills - Burnley (Championship) Appearances:7

No game for Mills this week due to the international break. the full-back hasn't featured since September 25th but with Eddie Howe now gone from Turf Moor, maybe a new manager will bring a change in fortune.


Mikkel Andersen - Portsmouth (League 1) Appearances: 13

L1: Portsmouth 2-0 Crewe

Andersen helped Pompey win their third game in four matches by keeping a clean sheet against Crewe at Fratton Park. Andersen had little to do in the first half but had to be alert to scramble away Chuks Aneke's long-range effort in the second half. It was only Pompey's second clean sheet in the league this season but hopefully there's more to come.

Andersen wasn't involved in Pompey's other game this week, a 3-1 home defeat to Wycombe in the Football League Trophy.


Jordan Obita - Portsmouth (League 1) Appearances: 2 (+6) Goals: 1 Red Cards: 1

This must be getting frustrating for Obita now, who has barely featured in the past few weeks and had to watch on as an unused sub in both of Pompy's games this week.

The winger has said he's hungry to play on the Pompy website.

"I'm confident in my own ability and have high expectations for my career. I don't pick the team, but I always think that I should start.

"That means I get frustrated when I'm not playing, but if you're calm and relaxed about being on the bench then you shouldn't be in football.

"If you're not starting then you have to be ready to come on and show the manager that you should be."

How long he'll be patient remains to be seen as starting just two matches this season isn't the kind of experience that Brian McDermott would have been hoping for when he loaned out the midfielder.


Michael Hector - Shrewsbury (League 1) Appearances: 8

L1: Shrewsbury 1-0 Walsall

Big Hec stepped in at the last minute due to an injury and put in a fine display as Shrewsbury won 1-0 in front of the TV cameras. The Sky commentators described his display as outstanding.


Gozie Ugwu - Yeovil (League 1) Appearances: 4 (+8) Goals: 3

Gozie is still out injured at the moment, with the striker still 2-3 weeks away from a return.


Karl Sheppard - Accrington (League 2) Appearances: 7(+5) Goals: 1

L2: Torquay 3-1 Accrington


Well sort of...

Sheppard was restored to the starting lineup in Accrington's 3-1 defeat at Torquay but couldn't get on the score sheet as his loan side slipped to a 3-1 defeat. The Irishman played 60 minutes but couldn't trouble the Gulls keeper, with Accrington managing just two shots in the entire game. Still, the positives is that he's back in the starting lineup and hopefully he'll come back more motivated than ever.


Brett Williams - Woking (Conference Premier) Appearances: 4(+7) Goals: 1

BSP: Woking 2-1 Cambridge

BSP: Woking 2-3 Southport

Williams finally got some minutes on the pitch as he twice came off the bench for Woking this week. Sadly neither substitute appearance yielded a goal but at least he's getting some minutes. Even so I feel very confident about the wager I made last week.