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Reading FC Loan Report: April 15

Three Reading FC loanees players bagged goals this week, as another youngster made his league debut. Find out all the details from the past fortnight below.

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Craig Tanner - Plymouth Argyle (League Two) Latest Appearances: 2 Total Appearances: 44 Goals: 6

Tanner has had to make do with a place on the bench in recent weeks, getting onto the field in the dying stages (88th and 86th minutes respectively) in 2-1 defeats to both Exeter and Wimbledon.

Plymouth fans are still split as to whether Tanner should be starting or not.

One question why is @CraigTanner27 and @GreggWylde not starting?

— Rachel Finch (@Finchr24) April 9, 2016

Jack Stacey - Carlisle United (League Two) Latest Appearances: 3 Total Appearances: 5 Goals: 1

Following on from last week's wonder goal against Bristol Rovers, Stacey was withdrawn in the 59th minute against Portsmouth, before going on to pick up 90 minutes a week later against Hartlepool, in a 1-0 win. He was demoted to the bench last week, but played the final 15 minutes in a 2-1 defeat to Mansfield.

George Legg - Gosport Borough (National League South) Latest Appearances: 3 Total Appearances: 32

Legg has firmly established himself as the Gosport starter since joining the club a few weeks ago, and extended his stay for the remainder of the season over the past fortnight.

He played the full 90 minutes in a 1-0 defeat to Hemel Hempstead, before keeping a clean sheet in a goalless draw with Bishop's Stortford. He also played the full game in a 3-2 win that relegated Basingstoke a week ago.

Happy to have extended my loan with @GosportBoroFC to the end of the season. Try push back for play offs ⚽️

— 'LEGGY' (@georgelegg1) April 4, 2016

Dominic Samuel - Gillingham (League One) Latest Appearances: 1 Total Appearances: 23 Goals: 6

Samuel managed only 13 minutes of game time over the past fortnight, having been withdrawn during the first half of his side's 0-0 draw with Samuel's former club, Coventry.

He was absent for the following games against Sheffield United and Walsall, and club manager Justin Edinburgh confirmed that Samuel had returned to Reading to receive treatment on the knee injury that had kept him out earlier in the season.

Edinburgh: "Tuesday is probably too soon [for Samuel to return] but we are hopeful of next week."

Dominic Hyam - Dagenham & Redbridge (League Two) Latest Appearances: 3 Total Appearances: 18 Goals: 1

Like Dickie, Dom Hyam has also established himself as a starting centre back for Dagenham, despite the club's imminent relegation from the Football League.

He played 90 minutes in a 2-1 win over Morecambe, 4-1 defeat to Portsmouth and 1-0 defeat to Luton Town as his side sit 11 points adrift at the bottom of League Two.

Jake Sheppard - Eastbourne Borough (National League South) Latest Appearances: 1 Total Appearances: 12

Sheppard completed 74 minutes in what turned out to be his final game for Eastbourne, in a 2-1 defeat to high-fliers Sutton United. Following the conclusion of his loan spell, he returned his parent club after a successful 12 games with the Conference South side.

Liam Kelly - Bath City (Conference South) Latest Appearances: 2 Total Appearances: 12 Goals: 4

Bath's diminutive midfielder completed 90 minutes in a 3-1 win over Chelmsford a fortnight ago, before bagging an 82nd minute winner against Concord Rangers from the spot in a 2-1 victory.

Rowan Liburd - Wycombe Wanderers (League Two) Latest Appearances: 2 Total Appearances: 7

Liburd has had to make do with a place on the Wycombe bench recently, picking up six minutes in a 2-1 defeat against Wimbledon before being promoted into the starting eleven against York, playing 65 minutes in a 1-1 draw.

He also extended his loan until the end of the season, which would include the play-off campaign, should Wycombe make it that far.

Wycombe Wanderers have extended the loan of Reading forward Rowan Liburd until 7 May. Yet to score in six appearances #wwfc #readingfc

— FootballLeaguePaper (@TheLeaguePaper) April 7, 2016

Sean Long - Braintree Town (National League) Latest Appearances: 4 Total Appearances: 5

Following his successful loan spell with Luton earlier in the season, Long has firmly established himself as the first choice full back for Braintree. He played the full 90 minutes in all four games over the past fortnight, in a 3-1 defeat to Macclesfield, a 2-0 defeat to Barrow, a 1-1 draw with Forest Green and a 1-0 win over Grismby.

Tariqe Fosu - Accrington Stanley (League Two) Latest Appearances: 2 Total Appearances: 3 Goals: 1

Tariqe scored his first goal for Stanley a fortnight ago, calmly slotting home from a perfectly waited through ball in the 77th minute to earn a creditable 1-1 draw with Cambridge. He also provided the assist for Terry Gornell's 84th minute winner in his side's 2-0 win over Luton, having being substituted on from the bench in the 72nd minute.

@TariqeFosu Tariqe Fosu of Accrington Stanley scores against Cambridge United to level the game

— KIPAX Photography (@KIPAX_dot_com) April 2, 2016

Hammad Lawal - Bishop's Stortford (National League South) Latest Appearances: 1 Total Appearances: 1

Hammad Lawal made his league debut for his new loan side, Bishop's Stortford, coming off the bench in the 86th minute in a 3-0 win over Oxford City. He was also an unused substitute in his side's 0-0 draw against George Legg's Gosport Borough.

Rob Dickie - Cheltenham Town (National League) Latest Appearances: 2 Total Appearances: 27 Goals: 6

It's six for the season now for impressive central defender Rob Dickie, as he scored an 80thminute opener in his side's 2-0 win over Guiseley. A week prior to the goal, he played 90 minutes in another impressive victory, a 3-1 success over Grimsby Town.

6/8 Scorer @RobDickie96 spoke to the press after the game. Watch his interview here: #ctfc

— Cheltenham Town FC (@CTFCofficial) April 12, 2016

Paolo Hurtado - Vitoria Guimaraes (Portuguese Liga) Total Appearances: 3 Goals: 0

Remember Paolo Hurtado? No? Don't blame you. He's managed just three league appearances for Vitoria Guimaraes since his loan move to Portugal and hasn't featured since March 20th. Clearly it wasn't just Steve Clarke or Brian McDermott who've not been impressed with the Peru winger.


There's a couple of candidates this week, with Liam Kelly, Tariqe Fosu and Rob Dickie all bagging, but Dickie grabbing his sixth of the season despite missing a large chunk of the season through injury deserves more than just a mention.