UK time is: 23:01:19
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Royals boss to invest in loan market

Reading manager Brian McDermott has said he wants to bring in 'Premier League' quality players over the January window, hinting at possible loan moves.

The former Slough Town boss hopes to spend wisely in January, with the Royals currently camped in the relegation zone, four points off safety. McDermott has openly admitted he hasn't got 'millions' to spend in the January period, but hopes to dip his toes into the loan market to bring in some much needed experience.

Speaking to Sky Sports, McDermott said: 'We need players who have played at this level and know the league. If we can get one or two players who know the league off by heart it's good because they can hit the ground running. We have two or three targets and if the budget's there, it's there and we have to wait.'

'I'm involved in that decision-making process, but it comes down to finances. There could be a loan, but I only like to sign loan players that we might actually buy permanently. I've got my eye on a couple of players, but we're still a way away. January is never an easy window to deal in.'


The rumour of Andrei Arshavin has being doing the rounds for a number of weeks and months, but would you argue he knows this league inside and out? I don't think so. We have heard some whispers of a possible deal for Stoke defender Matthew Upson, but again, this is completely unconfirmed and not necessarily true.

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Josh  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 7 2012

Time: 2:00PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Reading Articles

Midfield duo return to Royals training (Thursday December 18 2014)

Clarke: We can spend in January (Thursday December 18 2014)

Opposition view - West Brom fan on Clarke (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Twitter reaction to Clarke as manager (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Clarke appointment confirmed! (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Reading expecting appointment today (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Adkins gone! (Monday December 15 2014)

Royals avoid FFP embargo (for now) (Monday December 15 2014)

Gaffer tries to remain positive (again) (Sunday December 14 2014)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Birmingham 6 - 1 Reading
Reading 0 - 0 Bolton
Norwich 1 - 2 Reading
Cardiff 2 - 1 Reading
Reading 0 - 1 Charlton
Reading 3 - 0 Rotherham

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Sheff Wed 21 6 10 5 -1 28
14. Fulham 21 7 4 10 -8 25
15. Birmingham 21 6 7 8 -9 25
16. Reading 21 7 4 10 -10 25
17. Huddersfield 21 6 6 9 -11 24
18. Leeds Utd 21 6 5 10 -7 23
19. Millwall 21 5 8 8 -8 23

Breaking League News

Nottingham Forest v Leeds United Team News
Leeds Utd : 18/12/2014 21:13:00
LUFC Thompson hoping to help wake sleeping giants
Leeds Utd : 18/12/2014 20:22:00
LUFC Watford cup tie arranged
Leeds Utd : 18/12/2014 19:56:00
A Tribute To Max Clayton
Bolton : 18/12/2014 19:42:00
Boro have the desire
Middlesbrough : 18/12/2014 18:53:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

When fully fit, who would you prefer up front?
Suggested By:  Josh
Glenn Murray 51%
Pavel Pogrebnyak 14%
Neither - buy a new striker in January 35%