Reading FC have announced that Ade Shokunbi and Gabe Osho have left the club on loan to gain valuable experience of senior football.
Defender Osho, who is of Nigerian descent, left Reading for English National League side Aldershot Town on an initial one-month loan until Sunday 4th November, adding to a brief spell he spent last season at lower division outfit Maidenhead United.
While central midfielder Shokunbi, who is also of Nigerian descent, left Reading for English National League side Billericay Town until January 2019.
The English Football League (EFL) Championship club Reading made the announcement on its official website:
"The centre-back (Osho) has already scored three goals this season in our youth side, skippering the team to the Premier League 2 play-offs last term and making a strong start to this campaign. "
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"Central midfielder Shokunbi heads to National League South high-flyers Billericay Town until January, and will be adding to his craft by learning from former Tottenham, Wolves and Fulham midfielder Jamie O'Hara as a team-mate! Billericay have been making waves with their rapid rise through the non-league divisions, most recently winning the Bostik Premier League last season to join the sixth tier."
"The Blues are in FA Cup action this weekend, taking on Whitehawk in the Third Qualifying Round of England's most famous competition. We would like to wish both players the best of luck during their time away from the Royals," a club statement read.
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