Coppell, Allen and Brown chase Reading FC youngstersBy Jonny Fordham
July 17, 2012
Steve Coppell and Martin Allen are both interested in taking some of Reading’s young stars on loan.
Legendary Royals boss Coppell, now director of football at Crawley, and Gillingham boss Allen, were both at Loop Meadow to watch Chris Cummins’ development side beat Didcot Town 3-2 on Tuesday night.
AFC Wimbledon boss Terry Brown was also in the stands.
Brian McDermott said: “I’m sure there are a number of clubs interested in taking our players on loan. Michael (Hector) will be linked with a few clubs – there’s a lot of interest there and he’s getting better and working hard, what’s not to like?
“Steve (Coppell) was watching one of the players too. I absolutely trust Steve and know the manager at Crawley, Sean O’Driscoll, so we will see what happens.”