Coppell plans signings
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Steve Coppell is reportedly weighing up a move for Brentford's Kevin O'Connor.Reading manager Steve Coppell is reportedly weighing up a move for Brentford's Kevin O'Connor as he looks to cement the club's promotion bid.
O'Connor has been outstanding for Brentford, who are eyeing promotion themselves, albeit from League One.
The former Ireland Under-21 international is believed to have attracted interest from other clubs in The Championship but it is Reading who would be in pole position should they mount a bid in January.
One man who will not be joining Reading is Drogheda United midfielder Stephen Bradley, with whom Coppell had been credited with holding an interest.
The 21-year-old has decided to continue his career in Ireland, having this week put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal.
Meanwhile, Reading starlet Peter Castle has joined Rushden & Diamonds on trial, with a view to a permanent deal.
The 18-year-old defender has made just one senior appearance for The Royals and will now play two second string games at Rushden in a bid to earn a permanent stay.