HUDDERSFIELD Town are resigned to playing the waiting game in their pursuit of centre-back Sean Morrison.
The man who made such a big impact on loan last season played for Reading in their 7-0 friendly thrashing of AFC Wimbledon.
And manager Brian McDermott is believed to be keen to take a close look at the rugged 21-year-old as he prepares the Royals for life in the Premier League.
Reading, among the many clubs linked with Town ace Jordan Rhodes, head for Portugal this week, and will then have friendlies against Bournemouth, Brighton and Crystal Palace.
Morrison’s 22 Town appearances included the League I play-off final win over Sheffield United at Wembley, where he scored from the spot in the penalty shoot-out victory.
Both the Galpharm club, who have brought in Nottingham Forest centre-back Joel Lynch, and Morrison have gone on record as saying they would keen to make the move permanent.
But the ex-Swindon man, who stretches the tape to 6ft 4in, has two years remaining on his contract at Reading, who paid £250,000 to sign him in January 2011.
And even though he has made only one first-team appearance, sources suggest McDermott may yet decide to keep him for the top-flight campaign.
Alongside Lynch, Town already have specialist centre-backs captain Peter Clarke, new boy Murray Wallace and Jamie McCombe on the books.
And they have turned down a bid from an unnamed club to take versatile Antony Kay on a season-long loan.