Colchester United sign Reading winger Michail Antonio

Michail Antonio
Antonio made 39 appearances for Southampton during a loan spell in the 2009-10 campaign, scoring seven goals

Colchester United have agreed a deal to sign Reading winger Michail Antonio on a one-month loan.

The 21-year-old has made 26 Royals appearances, only four of which have been starts, and has had loan spells at Southampton and Cheltenham.

He will be in the U's squad for the visit of Charlton on Tuesday night.

"He is direct and attacking and has all of the right attributes for the way that we play," boss John Ward told the club website.

"The nice thing is that, although he has been on the edge of getting into a very good Reading team, he has been keen to come here.

"We are pleased to have him here and we will see what's what at the end of the first month. We would like him for longer, but it will be reviewed at the end of the month."

The wideman will act as cover for Ashley Vincent, who is awaiting news on a knee injury he collected in Saturday's draw with Wycombe.