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Holmes heads to KSV Roeselare on season-long loan

Centre-half to spend 2019-20 season in Belgium

2 September 2019

We can confirm that centre-back Tom Holmes has completed a loan move to KSV Roeselare which will see him spend the 2019-20 campaign in the Belgian First Division B.

The 19-year-old defender made his first team debut in March 2018, putting aside his A-Level study schedule to start in a 1-1 draw with Bolton at Madejski Stadium and become the 47th Academy graduate to represent the Royals’ first team.

He spent the large part of last season recovering from a long-term injury, but returned to fitness to feature for Scott Marshall’s Under-23s in their promotion push last season.

Under contract until 2022, Holmes will now aim to earn regular first team football in the Belgian second tier with KSV Roeselare.

The versatile defender, who has come right through the Royals’ youth ranks since joining the Academy at the age of eight, could make his loan debut at the weekend when Roeselare travel to Oud-Heverlee Leuven in the league.

Everyone at Reading Football Club would like to wish Tom the very best of luck during his loan spell at the Schiervelde Stadion.


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