Former Lincoln City loanee Olamide Shodipo is on trial with fellow League One side Reading after the club confirmed that the winger featured in today’s friendly defeat against Southampton.
The 26-year-old is on the hunt for a new club following his release from Championship club Queens Park Rangers at the end of last season.
The former Republic of Ireland under 21 international looked to have forced his way into the QPR side at the beginning of last season following successful loans at Oxford United and Sheffield Wednesday, and made 11 second tier appearances before the turn of the year.
However, a temporary move to the Imps followed in the January transfer window, where he went on to enjoy relative success with two goals in 20 appearances, including in the 2-0 win over League One champions Plymouth Argyle in April.
Is A Move To Reading On The Cards?
Shodipo’s trial period at recently relegated Reading was kept under wraps, but emerged this afternoon when he came of the bench at half time in the 4-2 friendly defeat against Southampton.
The playmaker seemingly impressed during his time on the pitch, scoring a late consolation goal for the Royals.
After months of uncertainty, Reading are playing catch up in the transfer market and confirmed this afternoon that they had secured the signature of highly-rated youngster Charlie Savage from Manchester United. Could Shodipo be set to follow?
Shodipo is a player with bags of experience in League One, with perhaps his most successful spell coming during the 2020/21 season with Oxford United.
I personally saw a lot of the player during his stint at the LNER Stadium last season and he is certainly someone worth taking a punt on.
Although his goal was a messy one today, it certainly would have done him no harm when it comes to landing a permanent deal, and Reading could do much worse.