We are pleased to announce that Reading U23’s defender Harry Philby has signed for the club on an initial one month loan deal with the option for Basingstoke to extend it until the end of the season. The centre back, who recently celebrated his 18th birthday, becomes the latest Royals player to make the temporary switch to the Camrose and boosts Terry Brown’s options in the heart of the defence which had been stretched by the injury suffered by Shane Hollamby. He will be available to go straight into the squad for this afternoon’s match at Banbury United.
In further news, winger Ashleigh Artwell has re-signed for the club on a dual registration deal with Wealdstone. After being released and signing with the National League South club, they are happy to let him return on a dual registration deal to get him some games under his belt. He is also likely to travel to Banbury this afternoon.