Royals welcome loan offers
Reading assistant manager Nigel Gibbs insists that his club will welcome loan offers for players on the periphery of the first team.
By Simon Porter
Last Updated: 23/11/11 2:49pm
Reading assistant manager Nigel Gibbs insists that his club will welcome loan offers for players on the periphery of the first team before the transfer window closes on Thursday.
The Royals have seven players out on loan at the moment and Gibbs wants to add to that by making additional younger players available.
Manager Brian McDermott stated on Tuesday that he is also making striker Cedric Baseya available for transfer but Gibbs has clarified that first-team players are not available for a temporary move away from the club.
"There might be a couple of young players who go out to get some experience. Apart from that I don't think there will be too much movement," said Gibbs to the Reading Post.
Reading striker Mathieu Manset confesses that he has become frustrated with his lack of action under Royals boss McDermott.
"It's hard for me," Manset said to the Reading Post. "It's not very nice to be on the bench all the time and having to watch your friends play. I want to score and help the team.
"It's the manager's choice so I have to keep trying and working hard to get in the team. It's tough coming off the bench in games. I need to try to do something magic to try to change the game, but it is not easy to do that.
"You don't want to try too hard either, but the competition is good for us and I like it.
"In training we swap to get used to each other and I feel like I can learn a lot from the different guys, whether I'm playing with Noel (Hunt), Alfie (Adam Le Fondre) or Churchy (Simon Church)."