Report: Crystal Palace midfielder Jordon Mutch could return to Reading on loan in January

Jordan Mutch of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring their second goal during the Pre Season Friendly match bewteen Maidstone United and Crystal Palace at the Gallagher Stadium on July 15,...

Crystal Palace midfielder Jordon Mutch could be heading to Championship club Reading in January.

Jordan Mutch of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring their second goal during the Pre Season Friendly match bewteen Maidstone United and Crystal Palace at the Gallagher Stadium on July 15,...

Crystal Palace midfielder Jordon Mutch is yet to play a single game this season. He was overlooked by Frank de Boer, and his situation hasn’t improved under new manager Roy Hodgson either.

The 25-year-old midfielder joined Palace from Queens Park Rangers in 2015, but has made only 40 appearances for them in all competitions.

He was sent on loan to Championship club Reading last season where he made nine league appearances.

Sergi Canos of Brentford and Jordon Mutch of Reading in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Brentford at Madejski Stadium on February 14, 2017 in Reading,...

According to reports from the Mirror (printed edition; November 13th – page 47), Mutch could return to Reading in the January transfer window again on loan.

A new midfielder is not high up on Jaap Stam’s shopping list for January, but that does not mean he cannot bring one in.

Gary Madine of Bolton and Jordan Mutch of Crystal Palace in action during the Emirates FA Cup third round match between Bolton Wanderers and Crystal Palace at the Macron Stadium on January...

Reading are well-stocked in this position, but there is no harm in signing a quality player on loan. Plus, Stam’s fondness of playing a midfield three means there could always be room for selection.

Mutch needs regular games under his belt, and it has become daylight clear that he won’t be getting that anytime soon at Palace.

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