Berkshire news Reading set to be without Joe Lumley vs Middlesbrough in fifth game of season PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Reading FC may have to switch goalkeepers in just their fifth game of the new Championship season due to Joe Lumley being unable to face his parent club Middlesbrough
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Reading FC manager Paul Ince is set to have an early problem to contend with in the opening month of the Championship season. Royals are due to host Middlesbrough at the Select Car Leasing Stadium on Saturday, August 20. Ince's first signing of the summer was goalkeeper Joe Lumley on a season-long loan deal from Chris Wilder's side and the 27-year-old is expected to be the no.1 for the upcoming campaign. READ MORE: Breaking: Reading's fixtures for 2022/23 Championship released However, loan stipulations mean players are unable to play against their parent clubs.
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. Luke Southwood is, as things stand, set to be the no.2, although there are doubts over his future with the club. It is a far from ideal scenario for Royals and Ince, who will be keen to start the season strongly and avoid having to play catch up later in the campaign. Having a consistent 11 to call upon will be crucial to that and this disruption, in just the fifth game of the season, is far from ideal. READ NEXT Reading set to miss out on Premier League youngster as defender nears transfer to Scotland West Ham, Brighton and Benfica - Reading FC's six summer friendlies and how you can watch them What Reading can expect from Joe Lumley as Middlesbrough expert offers verdict on new signing Reading bulk out Noel Hunt's U23s squad as ex Tottenham teen pens deal and left-back signs Reading dealt huge Liam Moore blow ahead of new Championship season
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