In years gone by we'd be cowering behind our sofas worrying that Jim White was about to announce we'd sold a Doyle, Long, Sigurdsson etc but this time around it's Reading on the front foot, with Brian McDermott publicly stating that we're still after another player on deadline day. Throw in to the mix that several players could be leaving the Madejski and it promises to be an interesting day. We'll bring you all of the key developments up to and beyond tonight's 11pm (GMT) transfer deadline.
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Well it's hardly a season defining deadline deal, but the club have confirmed that young winger Jordan Obita has joined League One Oldham on a one-month loan deal.
The 19-year-old has made a couple of Carling Cup appearances for the Royals but he's largely been stuck playing U21 football since the end of a frustrating loan spell at Portsmouth back at the start of the season. Obita started well on the South coast but a red card, ironically against Oldham, ,led to him losing his place ad he was never quite able to win it back.
Still, this gives the England youth team winger the perfect chance to get some more first team practice and he'll also be eligable to play for Paul Dickov's side in their FA Cup 5th round game with Everton next month.
Blackpool forward Tom Ince has been the highest profile transfer rumour of this window and when Reading confirmed they'd made a bid, it seemed as if the club might finally make the big money purchase some had been crying out for.
"We tried to get Thomas (Ince), we made a good offer but Blackpool are very strong in wanting to keep him and I don't think he'll be leaving there in this window. I hope he does really well between now and the end of the season.
Still, we can hold on to hope that it's just a bargaining posture and that something might get done. Hopefully Ince watched MOTD last night and it gave him another extra reason to come here.
The Daily Mail are reporting that we're still in pole position if he does move, though the quotes they've taken from Brendan Rodgers sound very similar to Brian McDermott.
'I think it will be difficult now. We could still do the deal but it looks like one that is a bit too complicated at this stage,'
'It's about affordability as well. If Tom stays at Blackpool it doesn't mean he won't join Liverpool at a later stage.'