Royals midfielder Jay Tabb is set to join Ipswich Town on an initial one month loan deal.
With paperwork due to be completed on Friday morning, the 29-year-old will be eligible for the Tractor Boys’ trip to Peterborough United this weekend.
Speaking earlier this year, Brian McDermott vowed not to stand in the midfielder’s way if he wished to find first team football elsewhere.
“Make no mistake, I rate him very highly,” said Brian.
“At this moment in time he’s not been offered a contract so I’m trying to do right by him, it’s a fine balance. We've signed Hope and Daniel, we have five or six midfield players, if he’s not in our 18 every week and if he wants to go and play I’ll do right by him.”