HUDDERSFIELD Town have signed Reading striker Simon Church on loan.
The Royals frontman, 23, joins Town today on a one-month emergency loan which runs up to an including December 8 and is available for Saturday's game at Barnsley.
Huddersfield Town boss Simon Grayson said: “Simon is a player we have monitored for some time and he adds genuine top level quality to our striking department.
"We looked at bringing him to the club during the summer, but at that stage Reading wouldn’t let him out.
“The current strikers we have at the club have done a tremendous job so far, but we’ve suffered some injuries in that area recently and we felt the time was right to bring Simon in – especially as James Vaughan is suffering from a troublesome thigh strain.
“All being well he will train with the squad on Thursday and comes into my thinking for Saturday’s game at Barnsley.”
Church, who started his career in the Wycombe Wanderers youth system before joining Reading as a 14-year-old, has previously had loan spells at Crewe Alexandra, Yeovil Town, Wycombe and Leyton Orient.
The Wales international has become a regular for Reading and has scored 24 goal in 65 starts and 57 substitute appearances for the club.
The 5ft 11ins striker has made five appearances this season; three starts and one substitute appearances for Wales during their World Cup qualifying campaign and a single substitute appearance at club level during Reading’s recent 7-5 loss to Arsenal in the Capital One Cup.