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Reading City sign League 2 winner on short term deal

Former Gillingham and Brentford midfielder will be available to the Scours Lane club for at least the next month

Reading City sign League 2 winner on short term deal

Reading City have announced a major addition to their midfield with the addition of a former Football League professional at Scours Lane.

Charlie Allen has joined the club on what City’s twitter account calls a short term deal having last been with Farnborough during the 2016/17 season.

Allen, the son of former West Ham United midfielder Martin, began his youth career at Brentford and Reading and won the League 2 championship with Gillingham at the end of the 2012/13 season.

Reading City boss Andy Findlay confirmed to Football in Bracknell that Allen would be available for the next month.

City have started their Hellenic League Premier Division season with a bang, winning all three of their fixtures and scoring 12 times. The only blemish is was the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round defeat to Chipping Sodbury in a replay.

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of FootballinBracknell. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Trinity Mirror. Manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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