An update on some of our loanees living league life elsewhere right now...
A number of first team Royals youngsters were in action for their loan clubs on Tuesday night and we have a round-up of how they fared...
Tariqe Fosu (Fleetwood)
Fleetwood Town made it two wins out of two for only the second time this season with a deserved victory over Millwall at Highbury on Tuesday evening.
Royals winger Fosu started for the home side and was a prominent force in attack. Eggert Jonsson put Town ahead midway through the second half, as he met Fosu’s expertly executed drilled ball to head home at the back post.
That assist means that Fosu now has two assists and one goal in his three appearance so far for the Cod Army, who doubled their lead in the 89th minute with a goal from Bobby Grant and despite Millwall pulling one back in injury time, Fleetwood held on to take the points.
Dominic Samuel (Gillingham)
The Royals striker made a third successive start for the Gills in a 2-0 home win against Rochdale last night. In a first half that the hosts dominated, Samuel grabbed an assist for the opening goal sliding in Bradley Dack to score and put Gillingham 1-0 up.
Gillingham made sure of the win 10 minutes from time when defender Deji Oshilaja forced the ball over the line after a defensive mix up from Rochdale whilst attempting to clear a corner.
Jack Stacey (Barnet)
Reading wide man Jack Stacey, who only joined Barnet on Monday afternoon, was put straight into the away side's starting line-up to face Notts County last night. Stacey played the full 90 minutes in what turned out be a 4-2 defeat for the Bees.
Barnet struggled in the opening stages and were two goals down at half-time. County added to their lead early in the second period and despite Aaron McClean pulling one back on the 76th minute, the hosts were out of site not long after, with Barnet adding a consolation in the dying stages.
Sean Long (Luton Town)
Royals defender Sean Long is on loan at Luton and was an unused substitute in the 4-3 home defeat to Carlisle on Tuesday evening.
The Hatters, who at one stage led by three goals to one, were eventually overcome by their visitors who made a second half comeback to take all three points.~
Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle)
Craig Tanner started for Plymouth in their 1-1 draw against Leyton Orient. The hosts fell behind in the fourth minute courtesy of a Jay Simpson strike.
But Argyle found an equaliser in the 81st minute through Captain Curtis Nelson who pounced on a loose ball to level the scores and give the home side a point.
North of the border, meanwhile, Aaron Kuhl was an unused substitute for Dundee United in a 2-1 home defeat to St Johnstone last weekend, while Jake Taylor played an hour in Motherwell's loss at Ross County.