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Loan Watch: Moore defeated in FA Cup replay

Welcome to our weekly Reading FC loan round-up. Over the past week, we've seen matches for Stuart Moore, George Legg and Aleksander Gogic. Found out how they got on below.

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Aleksander Gogic - Slough Town (Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division) Appearances: 6

Ok so let's get this one out of the way. The eagle-eyed amongst you may have realised that Aleksander hasn't featured thus far in this season's loan report. That's because he hasn't. The club never released any details of Gogic's loan to Slough Town, nor did they even acknowledge that he had left the club on loan - how nice of them! But, bitterness aside, we're glad to have him now so let's round-up his spell at the club.

The 18-year-old keeper initially joined Slough in October on a 28-day loan deal, going on to play six competitive matches during that spell between October 18th and November 15th. Gogic completed 90 minutes on his Slough debut as his side came from 3-1 down in the league against Cambridge City to draw 3-3 in an entertaining match, before Aleks secured his first clean sheet for the club three days later, as they battled past Hereford United 2-0. Another 3-3 draw followed just a week later though, as his side were pegged back twice by Biggleswade Town, before Slough's Eddie Smith completed his hat-trick in stoppage time to recover a hard-earned point. Town then progressed in the FA Trophy's 1st round of qualifying as they stunned Terry Brown's big-spending Margate 2-0. They drew Merthyr Town in the 2nd round, but before that, they were back in league action as they battled back from 2-0 down against Paulton Rovers to eventually take all three points, scoring four second half goals in the space of 30 minutes. Gogic's final game for the club came in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy, in which, Aleks made a string of fine saves to secure a replay, having drawn the game 1-1.

Following his largely successful loan spell at the club, the Slough fans (and players) were full of praise for Gogic as he returned to Reading this week.


George Legg - Dunstable Town (Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division) Appearances: 2

Just the one appearance for George this week, as his side travelled to Biggleswade Town in the Red Insure Cup 2nd round. Legg played 90 minutes as his side slipped to a 2-1 defeat, with the on-loan Reading FC keeper "looking a little shaky every time they pass him the ball"


Stuart Moore - Basingstoke Town (Vanarama Conference South) Appearances: 17

Moore's Basingstoke may have had half an eye on the crucial FA Cup replay against Telford the following week, so it may have been no surprise to see them slump to a 1-0 defeat to St Albans in the league, thanks largely to a 19th minute debut goal from Charlie Smith. Bristol City was the prize for the winner of Telford and Basingstoke the following Tuesday, so both sides were well up for the challenge. Unfortunately, Telford got off to the best possible start, as 'Stoke found themselves 2-0 down after half an hour. Although Soares halved the deficit shortly after half time, and Telford were reduced to ten-men shortly after, Town couldn't find an equaliser and consequently crashed out of the FA Cup.


Royston Drenthe - Sheffield Wednesday (SkyBet Championship) Appearances: 9

Royston completed his one-match suspension - following his red card against AFC Bournemouth - in the goalless draw against Rotherham United and, as a result of the international break, hasn't been in action since. Wednesday return to action this weekend against Huddersfield Town.