TYSON TO ADD PUNCH TO SWANS ATTACK
By Stuart James
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The jet-heeled 19-year-old frontman has found it difficult to break into The Royals first team with Jamie Cureton, Martin Butler, Nicky Forster and Tony Rougier ahead of him in the pecking order at the Madejski and he jumped at the chance of first team football.
He has already attracted the interest of Second Division Wycombe Wanderers, who had a bid rejected, whilst Norwich City and Bristol Rovers have also expressed an interest in him.
"It doesn't surprise me there are clubs interested in Nathan. He has a lot of pace, which is his main asset, and he knows where the goal is. He's not had many chances yet, but there's a lot of competition up front," Royals' reserve team coach Kevin Dillon said.
His arrival delighted Swans boss John Hollins, who faces a striking crisis with Steve Watkin and John Williams both sustaining injuries.
"Nathan gives us another option up front. With Steve Watkin looking at 3-4 weeks as a bare minimum, and John Williams injured as well, we needed a striker immediately, and we've gone out and got one," Hollins enthused.
"He's something different to what we already have available, he's young, bright, sharp, and importantly, eager to impress. Reading don't want to sell him, what they want is for him to gain experience of League football.
"I'm pleased to have the opportunity to bring him to the Vetch, and we'll give him all the support he needs. This is a situation which will benefit all parties involved."