Royals out on loanThe Royals have a number of players out on loan at the moment, gaining valuable experience both domestically and overseas.
The 20-year-old made his debut for Dagenham & Redbridge this past weekend, playing the full 90 minutes away to high-flying Oxford. Unfortunate for Lawson a late goal from ex-Reading man Dave Kitson meant he experienced defeat on his bow for his new side.
In League One, our 20-year-old striker made the fifth appearance of his loan spell at Shrewsbury, and he was unlucky not to score as he was closed down quickly from ten yards out by the Walsall goalkeeper. Ugwu has played all but two minutes from a five possible matches for Graham Turner's men, scoring once. Turner said recently, "The partnership up front of Tom Eaves and Goz proved fruitful. I thought they looked very strong physically, both mobile, and both look as though they can score goals - it could be a formidable partnership."
Our defender made it 17 appearances in an Aberdeen shirt this weekend, again playing at right back as they overcame St Mirren at Pittodrie. Michael created a chance for himself to score after nicking possession on halfway but shot wide on his left foot.
Our goalkeeper celebrated his 25th birthday this week, and he's played ten games so far for Randers back in his native Denmark. The Danish League is on a winter break now until February, and there is a good chance that Mikkel will come back to train with the Royals for a short spell over the festive period.
Having played for the Royals' under 21s in a friendly in midweek, Nick got himself back into the Wycombe team at the weekend as they drew with Scunthorpe.
The Portuguese helped Sevilla progress to the knockout stage of the Europa League and they will face Maribor in the round of 32, before a tie against Real Betis or Rubin Kazan if they make the last 16. In addition he played in a La Liga draw with Atletico Bilbao.
Our young Australian played the full 90 minutes as his side went down 2-0 away from home at Melbourne Victory. The midfielder has made 9(+1) appearance for the Glory and his side are seventh in the ten-team A-League.
Our Scotland youth 'keeper continues to do well for Aldershot in the Conference National, and he has now played eight games for the Shots, helping them to an FA Trophy win at the weekend. Andy Scott's men will be aiming to climb away from their current 21st position in the table when they take on Tamworth in a six-pointer this weekend.
Having been named man of the match with a goal and two assists on his debut for Bognor Regis Town, our youngster came up against veteran ex-Royal Glen Little at the weekend, and Glen's Wealdstone came away with a 3-1 win. Shepherd has now played three games for the Isthmian Premier Division side.