Didier Drogba has been refused permission to go on a loan move from his Chinese club Shanghai Shenhu before January. There had been speculation the ex-Chelsea striker might return to Stamford Bridge before Christmas but that has now been blocked by FIFA because it falls outside the transfer window.
Reading boss Brian McDermott praised a clinical second half performance which sent the Royals through to the last 16 of the FA Cup.
Brighton, Reading and Aldershot have some big matches this weekend in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.
A football fan has put himself at the centre of a flurry of Twitter attention after betting his bank details on the outcome of a match.