Mikkel Andersen has joined Danish top flight team Randers on a year-long loan.
The 24-year-old is back in his homeland now and trains with his new teammates for the first time today.
This is a well-deserved opportunity for Mikkel as he joins a team that finished third in the Danish Superliga last season and go into the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round in the season ahead.
Mikkel is a very talented young goalkeeper who has been exceptionally patient in his time at Madejski Stadium, and part of a group of 'keepers who have supported each other at every turn to great success individually and for the team.
Andersen was an excellent support to Adam Federici in our Championship title triumph in 2012, and has made 89 career appearances across loan spells at the likes of Portsmouth and Bristol Rovers, where he was named young player of the season.
He has played a number of times for Denmark's under 21s, was named goalkeeper of the tournament in the prestigious Toulon tournament and has also been part of the full Danish squad. When he came to Reading in 2007 he had already been the youngest-ever player to play in the Danish top flight, and had been linked with the likes of Juventus from an early age.
He is contracted at Reading until the summer of 2015 and there is no recall on this year-long loan, which runs until 30th June 2014. The Danish SuperLiga is played over the summer and begins on 19th July this year. Randers’ manager is Englishman Colin Todd, who was assistant boss when Bolton beat Reading in the play-off final in 1995.
Everyone at the club would like to wish Mikkel good luck, and we will keep you updated with his progress here at the official website.