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Reading Defender Loaned To Stones

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Vanarama National League South club Wealdstone have signed defender Jake Sheppard on loan from SkyBet Championship side Reading.

The player will additionally be available for selection for Saturday’s Buildbase FA Trophy Semi-Final first leg tie at Brackley Town.

The 20-year-old is an attacking full-back and known for his abilities playing further up the park.

A speedy and powerful player, has also added goalscoring to his game.

Alongside representing the Royals academy sides, the young defender has also represented his country, Scotland, at youth level; he was initially part of the Scottish contingent that made the UEFA Under-17s Championship semi-finals in May 2014 and has since gone on to play for the U21s North of the border.

Sheppard spent time out on loan in 2016/17, impressing at Dagenham & Redbridge where he scored twice in ten appearances in the National League.


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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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