Gozie Ugwu: Reading striker joins Shrewsbury Town on loan

Shrewsbury Town have brought in young Reading striker Gozie Ugwu on a youth loan deal until 2 January.

The 20-year-old Reading youth product will be making his fourth loan move away from the Madejski Stadium.

The 6ft 1ins forward will fill the void left by loan man Cristian Lopez, who was called back last week by injury-hit parent club Huddersfield Town.

Gozie Ugwu's goals

  • Notched four goals in eight starts in his first loan move to Ebbsfleet in January 2012.
  • He then scored three times for Yeovil last season, before spending two months late on in the season at Plymouth

Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner also currently has another young striker there on loan, Wolves' Liam McAlinden.

The Republic of Ireland-qualified former Northern Ireland youth international, also 20, who has so far scored twice in five games, is due to return for Saturday's trip to Port Vale.

After speculation that he might in fact be allowed to play, McAlinden was forced to miss last weekend's FA Cup first-round tie at Walsall as his parent club did not want him cup-tied.

Town also currently have two other loan signings, Middlesbrough winger Adam Reach and Preston North End midfielder Nicky Wroe.