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Legg loaned to Barnet for remainder of the campaign

Young goalkeeper makes a move to The Hive

31 January 2018

Royals goalkeeper George Legg has made a deadline day loan switch to Sky Bet League Two club Barnet, where he will stay for the rest of the 2017-18 season.

The Bees currently sit at the base of the EFL’s bottom tier and are currently in a barren patch of form which has seen them pick up just two points from the last seven league outings.  Graham Westley, formerly a player with the Bees, was appointed as manager a fortnight ago at The Hive as they look to battle against the drop into the National League.

21-year-old Legg has previously spent loan spells away from Madejski Stadium on the non-League circuit for Gosport Borough and Hungerford Town to gain competitive match experience.

And now our stopper joins Barnet to provide competition for Craig Ross and Jamie Stephens between the sticks.  If selected, he could debut away at promotion-chasing Mansfield this Saturday.

The loan move remains subject to the normal ratification procedures from the relevant footballing authorities, but all at Reading would like to wish George the very best of luck during his spell with Barnet.

Legg is one of a number of goalkeepers out learning their trade competitively on loan spells currently – Lewis Ward (Aldershot) and Luke Southwood (Bath City) are out on youth loans. 

Elsewhere around England, Josh Barrett is also out on loan in League 2 with Coventry City, while Jake Sheppard (Guiseley), Ade Shokunbi (Nuneaton) and Jonathan Bond (Peterborough) are all loaned away from the club currently.

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