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Long loaned to Cambridge

28 July 2016

Defender heads to Abbey Stadium until January

Reading defender Sean Long has joined Sky Bet League 2 outfit Cambridge United on a loan stint which will keep him at the Abbey Stadium until 3rd January 2017.

The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international becomes the latest addition to Sean Derry’s squad, who kick off their league campaign with a home meeting against Barnet in nine days’ time.

Full-back Long, who has one substitute appearance for the Royals’ first team under his belt, could feature in as many as 24 fixtures in League 2 before the expiration of his loan – including a home game against Luton in the opening month.

After his stint on loan with the Hatters last season, the Dubliner also represented Braintree for the final 11 fixtures of last season, and helped the Essex club to a remarkable third-place finish in the National League… he ultimately missed out on a trip to Wembley after a play-off semi defeat to Grimsby over two legs.

And, by coincidence, Sean links up with his new teammates ahead of their final pre-season fixture on Saturday – he will occupy the away dressing room at Cressing Road for a game against former side Braintree.

Very best of luck to Sean for his time at Cambridge!

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