Reading are lining up a loan swoop for Stoke defender Andy Griffin, skysports.com understands.
Royals caretaker boss Brian McDermott has admitted he is keen to bring in some experience to his squad and he has targeted a move for Griffin.
Griffin has found himself well down the pecking order at Stoke this season, making just three appearances in Tony Pulis' first team.
Stoke are believed to be ready to loan out a number of fringe players as they look to trim their squad and Griffin could be one of the first to depart the Britannia Stadium.
McDermott has admitted he is looking at areas of the side to improve with a versatile defender such as Griffin thought to be one of his main priorities.
"We've got one or two positions where we think we can strengthen and maybe we can use the loan market," said McDermott.
"We'd like to bring some experienced heads in."