Date: 21st August 2018 at 8:00am
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Late yesterday evening Southampton confirmed that a deal had been struck with Reading to loan them young winger Josh Sims for the remaining of the 2018/19 campaign.

The 21-year-old Academy graduate created an assist on his debut for Southampton back in November 2016 as he set up Charlie Austin’s winner against Everton, and he now heads out to work with Paul Clement for the remainder of the year in search of greater game time to keep his development ticking along.

He has 20 appearances in total for us so far and the spell in the Championship should go well for him as although he’ll need some time to adjust, his appearances for us in the Premier League should see him settle in well and not be overawed by the level in the second tier.

It will be a big learning curve for him though as it’ll be his first loan spell away from the club but I’m sure we’ll give him plenty of support, as will Reading.

Best of luck to the lad and here’s to hoping he flies with them.

Think the above comments say it all to be fair about how highly rated he is with us, but regular game time and starts will do more for him at this stage than odd substitute showings so over to him to seize that opportunity and announce himself properly.


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