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Reading FC Loan Report October 2

Plenty of news on the loan front this week as one loan striker wins a penalty, two others continue to ride the bench and one young defender is the talk of twitter.

The Tilehurst End

Joseph Mills - Burnley (Championship) Appearances:7

Mills didn't feature for Burnley at home to Millwall. He was left on the bench as an unused substitute as former Royal Darius Henderson snatched a late equaliser for the Lions in a 2-2 draw.


Mikkel Andersen - Portsmouth (League 1) Appearances: 10

L1: Portsmouth 2-1 Scunthorpe

Andersen celebrated his 10th start at Pompy by helping the financially stricken club to just a second win of the season against Scunthorpe. Andersen made two good saves in the second half as Pompy moved up into 17th. There was some concern about his distribution but hopefully that'll improve with more pitch time.


Jordan Obita - Portsmouth (League 1) Appearances: 2 (+4) Goals: 1 Red Cards: 1

L1: Portsmouth 2-1 Scunthorpe

Obita had just a minute on the pitch against Scunny which is disappointing. His three game ban won't have helped his cause but Obita needs to be playing as many games as possible this season to help him progress.


Michael Hector - Shrewsbury (League 1) Appearances: 7

L1: Shrewsbury 0-1 Swindon

Boo Michael Hector, boo we say! How could you let Swindon pick up the win?!

In all seriousness the young defender had a fine game by all accounts and several Shrews fans was singing his praises on Twitter throughout the weekend.

the result may have been poor, but yet again you were a tank!! MOM and heading upwards is a certainty!!

you are insane mate! I can see you playing in the premiership in years to come!

Hector played the full 90 and looks to have re-cemented his place in the starting lineup after missing a couple of weeks with injury.


Gozie Ugwu - Yeovil (League 1) Appearances: 4 (+7) Goals: 3

L1: Preston 3-2 Yeovil

Ugwu couldn't save Yeovil from defeat at Preston but put in a good shift as the lone striker in a 3-2 Glovers loss. Ugwu played 67 minutes but won a penalty for Yeovil which was converted by Gavin Williams. Yeovil fans seemed to have a lot of sympathy for the young striker who wasn't given much help amid constant long balls... he'll fit in well when he comes back here then ;)


Karl Sheppard - Accrington (League 2) Appearances: 6(+5) Goals: 1

L2: AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Accrington

Sheppard again had to make do with limited action as the Irishman was consigned to just 10 minutes off the bench in Accrington's win at AFC Wimbledon. Still just the 1 goal for Sheppard and when you can't get past former Royals defender Curtis Osano.....


Brett Williams - Woking (Conference Premier) Appearances: 4(+5) Goals: 1

Conf: Woking 2-3 Tamworth

Brett I like you on Twitter and your tale of 6th to 2nd tier football is a nice story but it's safe to say his Reading career won't be going on beyond this summer. Williams again couldn't get off the bench for Conference side Woking as they drew with Ebbsfleet while a few days later he got 12 minutes against Tamworth, picking up a booking.

Can't see any sort of future for him at Reading but at least he's got himself into the latest version of Pro Evo.....

A Royal Return

Angus MacDonald - AFC Wimbledon (League 2) Appearances: 4(+2)

Thanks to Dons fan Alex Mitchell on twitter (@MitchellAT) who's passed on the info that AFC Wimbledon have quietly shifted Angus MacDonald back to Reading to free up room for other loan players. MacDonald started the season as a first choice centre back but after a disastrous run of results he soon found himself benched and then out of the squad all together. Hopefully he'll be back on loan again soon or at least getting action for the U21 side.