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A win, a draw and a defeat for Loader's England U18

Panda Cup campaign ends and Loader plays a part in all three U18 games.

30 May 2018

Danny Loader's Panda Cup campaign ended on Sunday with a victory over Hungary as England's U18s left China with a draw, a defeat and a victory to their names.

Crystal Palace youngster Nya Kirby scored his second goal of the competition with the game just 10 minutes old to edge Neil Dewsnip’s side to a 1-0 win in Chengdu before he was replaced by Loader who came off the bench to see out the victory.

Loader had previously started both of England's fixtures out in China before meeting Hungary U19s - winning a penalty in a 2-2 draw with Uruguay in the opening game.

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But a late Guo Tianyu strike beat Fleetwood Town's Billy Crellin to earn the tournament's hosts the spoils in the second game on Friday.

Loader made four starts for the Royals' Under-18s side last season, scoring five times in total! And he took his tally to ten for the season with five in 16 appearances for our Under-23s side in 2017-18.

And, of course, the World Cup winner with England's Under-17s made his first team debut for Reading last season - coming off the bench in a Carabao Cup win over Millwall back in August. 

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