Perhaps relevant news, perhaps irrelevant news; Bristol Rovers have been able to persuade Reading to extend the loan of goalkeeper Mikkel Andersen for a further month. The Dane is a teammate of Yeovil Town's on loan keeper Alex McCarthy and their parent club have tended to treat them fairly equally so far. Both were blocked from playing in the FA Cup, and both had loan deals that are due to expire by the turn of the year.
Rovers have managed to get their deal with Andersen and Reading extended until January 28th, despite them wanting to do a deal with the Berkshire side until the end of the season. Bristol Rovers have suggested that the latter is still a possibility, but that the spanner in the works is that Reading are currently managerless and that they do not wish to sanction a longer deal until a replacement for Brendan Rodgers is in place. Currently former Glover Brian McDermott is acting in a caretaker capacity at the Madejski Stadium.
If Reading apply the same logic to Alex McCarthy, then the Glovers would need to revert to an 'emergency' loan for the 20 year old for the month of January. The two clubs would then still have the option to change that to a half-season loan provided they did the deal before the January transfer window closes. Regardless, the fact that Rovers have been able to get a decision out of Reading should hopefully mean that Yeovil Town will know what is possible very soon.
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