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Reading FC Loan Report: February 18th

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Afternoon folks, to cheer you up from another miserable home 'performance' last night, you'll be ecstatic to know that the loan report returns today! *cheers* This week, we've got plenty of clean sheets, goals and relegation dogfights. All of that plus a pancake day tribute from a young striker and our loanee of the week.

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Dom Hyam - Hemel Hempstead (Vanarama Conference South) Appearances: 3

Two starts and two draws last week for Dom, as his Hemel side battled from behind against lowly Farnborough, before conceding an equaliser to drop two points at the side who sit second bottom of the Conference South. Despite the setback, Hemel's Hyanm retained his place for the visit of Wealdstone, and they took the lead early in the first half through Dennis Oli. They couldn't see it out though, as Wealdstone equalised in the second period from a set piece and, with Wealdstone sitting 12th, Hemel will probably see this as two more points dropped.

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Rob Dickie/Stuart Moore - Basingstoke Town (Vanarama Conference South) Appearances: 11/34

Rob and Stuart started both of Basingstoke's matches this week, and they continued their promotion charge with a hard fought point against St Albans. Manny Williams equalised shortly after half time for Town, after Sam Corcoran had given St Albans the lead.

On Tuesday, Basingstoke headed to Maidenhead, just a week after triumphing 3-2 over the same opposition, but this one was a lot more comfortable for Dickie's and Moore's side, who rise to 3rd. A 12th minute opener from Liam Enver-Marum was doubled midway through the second half by Louie Soares before Enver-Marum bagged a well-earned brace with just over 20 minutes remaining. Town saw the game out comfortably, and it finished 3-0. They're now just four points off the pace at the top of the Conference South.

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Jon Henly - Welling United (Vanarama Conference Prem) Appearances: 17

Unfortunately, it's yet another defeat this week for Welling, who went down 2-1 to Aldershot Town. Our young Scottish goalkeeper, the only non-Englishman on both sides, conceded the opener shortly before half time, as Aldershot took the lead through James Stevenson. Right on half time though, Welling were level, as Dominic Vose tied the game up in first half stoppage time. However, it was Aldershot who would go on to get the winner right at the death. A Ryan Jarvis penalty in the second minute of stoppage time sent Welling home with their 8th consecutive defeat. They stay 19th.

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Aaron Tshibola - Hartlepool United (SkyBet League Two) Appearances: 8

The optimism around the Hartlepool camp, created by last week's victory over Northampton, was short lived, as two goals from 18-year-old Ben Kennedy gave Stevenage a 3-1 win and left Hartlepool seven points from safety. Scott Fenwick had curled in a superb equaliser, but Kennedy's goals, along with an opener from David Martin, left Hartlepool with a mountain to climb if they are to stay in the Football League. Tshibola completed 90 minutes in this one, but picked up the only booking of the game in second half stoppage time.

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Craig Tanner - AFC Wimbledon (SkyBet League Two) Appearances: 4

Tanner completed 90 minutes in Wimbledon's away trip to Shrewsbury Town, but failed to get on the score sheet as they went down 2-0 to the Shrews, with goals from Liam Lawrence and Scott Vernon. Shrewsbury remain top of League Two with the reasonably comfortable victory, but Wimbledon fall to 13th as their play-off hopes suffered a blow. The gap is an attainable 8 points  but they need to start scoring goals again, that's two games without a goal now.

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Dominic Samuel - Coventry City (SkyBet League One) Appearances: 3

With no fixture for Coventry this week, they remain perilously close to the relegation zone in League One, just one point ahead of Colchester and four off the bottom. However, despite Samuel not playing a game this week, he did make some pancakes..

Lasha Dvali - Kasimpasa (Turkish Super Lig) Appearances: 1

Following last week's embarrassing 6-2 defeat to Mersin Idmanyurdu, it may have come as no surprise to Lasha Dvali that he was given his first start for the club, as they performed much better this time out against Karabukspor. They drew 0-0 and subsequently stopped their run of four consecutive defeats.

LOANEE OF THE WEEK:

Lasha Dvali made his debut for Kasimpasa this week, and helped his side concede SIX less goals than they did without him in the side. As a defender, you can't expect a much better influence than that can you?