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Loan Report: September 8th

A goalkeeper stars, a striker makes his mark in the Netherlands and more in our latest Reading loan report.

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Danzell Gravenberch - KSV Roeselare (Belgian First Division B) Appearances: 1

Gravenberch made his Roeselare debut last week, in a 3-1 cup win over Bilzerse Waltwilder, although the Dutch defender was withdrawn at half time.

He was absent from the match day squad for the following game.

Jonathan Bond - Peterborough United (League One) Appearances: 6 Clean Sheets: 1

Bond played 90 minutes in each of Peterborough’s league games over the past fortnight, dropping out of the squad only for their EFL Trophy match against Southampton U21s.

The former England U21 goalkeeper kept one clean sheet over that time period, in a 0-0 draw with Doncaster, but his impressive performances also helped his side seal victories over Northampton (4-1) and Rotherham (2-1) in the process.

Fans seem pretty happy so far with Bond’s performances:

Luke Southwood - Bath City (National League South) Appearances: 9 Clean Sheets: 1

Southwood has been an ever-present since joining Bath at the start of the season. Over the past fortnight alone, the young keeper started in all five of his side’s games, keeping one clean sheet, in a 1-0 victory over Poole, and helping his side to two other wins and a draw in what has been a successful week for the club.

After the match against Welling, manager Gary Owers said of Southwood:

“Certainly we’re thankful to Luke for two one-v-ones that shouldn’t happen and he’s kept us in the game, so that’s something to be pleased about.”

Fans also seem very impressed with the young keeper:

Lewis Ward - Hungerford Town (National League South) Appearances: 9 Clean Sheets: 3

Ward’s impressive start to life at Hungerford continued this week, as he started all five of his side’s games and kept a clean sheet en route to three victories from five.

Ward also saved a penalty against Concord, diving low to his right to keep Rangers out on the way to a 2-0 win.

Rob Dickie - Lincoln City (League Two) Appearances: 4

Dickie has found himself to be dispensable in Lincoln’s side early on this season, with his only minutes this fortnight coming in the EFL Trophy victory against Mansfield.

He has had to make do with a place on the bench for the league matches against Exeter, Carlisle and Luton as the young defender struggles for game time in League Two.

Yakou Meite - FC Sochaux (Ligue 2) Appearances: 3

Yakou has been a bit-part player for Sochaux since joining on loan, and he continued in that vain this fortnight, coming off the bench in both of his side’s games, in the 81st minute in a 2-2 draw with Nancy and at half-time in a 5-1 defeat to Chateauroux.

Deniss Rakels - Lech Poznan (Ekstraklasa) Appearances: 3

Rakels failed to make an appearance for Lech Poznan this fortnight, as the Latvian struggles back in the Ekstraklasa. He was absent from the match-day squad against Nieciecza and was an unused substitute against Arka Gdynia.

Rakels did celebrate his 25th birthday over the international break though, so here’s some of his Reading highlights courtesy of @TalkReading;

Andrija Novakovich - SC Telstar (Eerste Divisie) Appearances: 3

The young American striker has established himself as Telstar’s lead striker, playing 90 minutes in all three of their games over the past fortnight, including leading the line in a 3-3 draw with FC Oss, a performance that earned him deserved plaudits around the league.

In fact, Novakovich was included in the Jupiler League’s Team of the Week twice over the past two weeks, for his efforts in the 2-2 draw with Eindhoven and the game against Oss.

Sandro Wieser - KSV Roeselare (Belgian First Division B) Appearances: 0

With first team opportunities virtually impossible to come across at Reading, Wieser departed on loan on deadline day to Gravenberch’s KSV Roeselare in the Belgian second tier.

He’ll be hoping for a little more game time during his spell in Belgium than he received in England.


Andrija Novakovich’s double TOTW nomination earns him the award this week.