Numbers two and three on Roeder’s list are Alex Pearce and James Henry (hands up who had them in the sweepstake).
Pearce is a 19 year-old defender described on the official site as a “dominant centre back with strong aerial presence and an eye for goal”, has joined until the end of the season, and surely puts to bed any chance of Martin Taylor signing.
Henry is an 18 year-old winger, described as “one of the brightest prospects to come out of the Reading academy”. He’s joined on a similar deal to Matthew Bates (until 28th April with Reading having a 24 hour recall clause after the first 28 days).
So that’s three signings in just under 24 hours. There’s 10 hours left in the window and I’ve just got one question left – where’s the striker?