Select a Team

Prev Game: Friendly Match Sat 1st Aug

prev game - Everton
team 1 score team 2
Leeds 2 - 0 Everton

Next Game: Barclays Premier League Sat 8th Aug

next game - Everton
team 1 score team 2
Everton 15:00 Watford

Royals take Branch on loan

By Simon Fudge.   Last Updated: 21/03/02 3:58pm

  • Share:

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

READING have signed Wolves' striker Michael Branch on loan until the end of the season, as Royals boss Alan Pardew tries to boost his squad for the final push to claim the Division Two title.

Branch started his career as a trainee at hometown club Everton, before joining the Molineux outfit on loan in 1999 then completing a permanent move for £625,000 in January 2000.

The former England Under-21 international has made more than 60 appearances for the Black Country club but has only played in seven matches this season under boss Dave Jones.

His last appearance for Wolves came in January in a 1-0 defeat at Barnsley and he is currently on the transfer list with a year left on his contract.

Branch has been on loan before at Manchester City and Birmingham, when he was under contract at Goodison Park.

Related

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

Stones' rapid rise

Stones' rapid rise

As Chelsea pursue Everton's John Stones, here's how the 21-year-old became the most sought-after defender in England...

Young guns impressing

Young guns impressing

Plenty of English youngsters have been given game time in pre-season - but who has caught the eye?

How a transfer works

How a transfer works

From the scouting to the signing, here's how a transfer happens, as told by those on the inside...

Missing Men

Play Missing Men

Everton

Everton's 1-0 win at Liverpool in 1999