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Reading FC Loan round-up: 27th November

Good morning folks and it's that time of the week again. Yes it's your weekly loan round-up brought to you by the man with the best Twitter name around: @TalkMurtyToMe

Drenthe in action for his parent club last season
Drenthe in action for his parent club last season
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George Legg

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

Last Saturday, George sat on the bench as his Town side went down 2-1 to Truro City, with two goals from Matt Wright condemning Town to a fourth defeat since Leggy signed for the club. Dunstable then travelled to Hitchin Town the following week and despite the club confirming George wasn't involved again in the match, his new side opened the scoring through Inih Effiong before eventually going down 3-2 with goals from Matt Lench, Simon Martin and Dan Webb. That's twelve without a win now for Dunstable Town and one win in fifteen in all competitions.


Royston Drenthe

Sheffield Wednesday (SkyBet Championship) Appearances: 10

Drenthe returned to the match-day squad this week for Wednesday following his dubious red card over a fortnight ago against AFC Bournemouth and was thrown straight back into the starting eleven by manager Stuart Gray. The Dutch playmaker was booked for a rash sliding challenge on Paul Dixon in the 19th minute but managed to stay on the pitch long enough to complete 90 minutes as his side battled towards a 0-0 draw against Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town.


Stuart Moore

Basingstoke Town (Vanarama Conference South) Appearances: 18

Basingstoke Town travelled to Hemel Hempstead on the back of their disappointing defeat in the FA Cup first round at the hands of Telford, but despite a number of fine saves, Moore could do little to prevent Town slipping to a fourth defeat in five. Jordan Parkes put Hemel in front inside five minutes, before Manny Williams equalised in the 35th minute for 'Stoke. Unfortunately, Hemel were ahead again within four minutes as Parkes added his second of the game. Jamie Brown made it 2-2 in the 67th minute but more sloppy defending allowed Jamal Lowe to race clear one-on-one against Moore, who produced two brilliant saves before Lowe made it 3-2 at the third attempt with a simple tap-in. The game was effectively put to bed in the 78th minute as Parkes swung a corner all the way into the back of the net. He may want to claim his hat-trick but I'm sure the dubious goal panel would take no pleasure in marking it down as a Moore own goal. Chris Flood scored a 94th minute consolation goal as the game finished 4-3 to Hemel.

Despite conceding four, the Basingstoke Gazette had this to say on Stuart's performance:

Stuart Moore – 7 (out of 10)

At fault for the fourth goal but otherwise impressive once more. No chance with the first two goals and made a string of good saves, including a double stop that almost denied Lowe the third."

Basingstoke were due to play Bromley on Tuesday night but, after a pitch inspection, the game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.