ROYALS TO KEEP HOLD OF COOPER
JAKE Cooper is eager to play regular football, but Reading manager Steve Clarke insists the young centre-back is not available for loan right now.
Reports this week have linked the 20-year-old with a move to Coventry, however Clarke is adamant there is nothing on the table.
“At this moment in time, definitely not,” he said. “He wants to play and I can understand that, but at this moment in time, because of the situation we’re in with the amount of games that we’ve got, I need him.
“If there was an opportunity, when everyone is fit and well, to send someone like Jake out for a month, then I would consider it.”