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McDermott wanted Gylfi back

Gylfi Sigurdsson was a former Royals favourite Photo: PA

In the Premier League it was relatively quiet at St Mary's on deadline day - Southampton are training in the north today ahead of their game at Wigan.

Reading manager Brian McDermott has confirmed the player he was trying, but failed to buy from Tottenham, was former Royals midfielder Gilfy Sigurddson. Reading are at home tomorrow against Sunderland.

We tried to bring him back. We had spoken to Spurs and we made three offers," said McDermott, giving away that it was in fact Sigurdsson and not Blackpool's Tom Ince that his club were planning on paying a club-record fee for.

"I thought at one stage we had a real chance of doing a deal, but unfortunately, we couldn't manage to do it.

– Reading manager, Brian McDermott

It was relatively quiet at St Mary's on deadline day - Southampton are training in the north today ahead of their game at Wigan.

And Championship Brighton have defender Matthew Upson available for their trip to Sheffield Wednesday after signing the 33 year old from Stoke yesterday.

In League One Swindon travel to Crawley and Bournemouth are set to hand Matt Ritchie his debut at MK Dons. Portsmouth play fellow strugglers Colchester after this week having to leave their training ground of ten years in Eastleigh - Pompey are still in talks to find a new training pitch.

And in League Two Gillingham play Wycombe Wanderers on Monday night. While Aldershot could give Asa Hall his debut at Exeter - he's on loan from Shrewsbury, while Oxford wil start keeper Luke McCormick after his arrival from Truro.