Royals bring in Connolly
QPR defender joins Reading until the summer
Last Updated: January 31, 2012 12:21pm
Matthew Connolly: QPR defender joins Reading on loan until the summer
Reading have bolstered their defensive options with the addition of QPR's Matthew Connolly on loan for the remainder of the season.
The 24-year-old, who can operate anywhere across the backline, could miss out on a debut against Doncaster due to a minor injury.
Connolly played a key role in QPR's promotion last season, but has been restricted to six Premier League appearances this term.
Royals boss Brian McDermott has labelled Connolly as a 'really good signing', stating his versatility will be an asset.
"He can play anywhere in the back four and we think this is a really good signing," McDermott told the club's official website.
"He's played a number of games in the Premier League this year and played more than 30 times with Kaspars (Gorkss) last year.
"I remember him as a youngster at Arsenal, Bournemouth, he's been a utility player and he's just the job at 24."