Report: Derby County's Chris Martin set for Reading medical later today

Chris Martin of Derby County shoots at goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Burton Albion at iPro Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Derby, England.

Reading are reportedly close to securing a deal for the Derby County hitman.

Chris Martin of Fulham celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Preston North End at Craven Cottage on March 4, 2017 in London,...

The Royals are closing in on a deal to sign Rams hitman Chris Martin on loan for the rest of the season, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The Scotland international has really struggled for goals at Derby this term, but he has not really been given many chances by Gary Rowett, having made just five Championship starts all season long.

Chris Martin of Scotland celebrates after he scores during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Scotland and Slovenia at Hampden Park on March 26, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Jaap Stam has made no secret of his desire to bolster his attacking ranks at the Madejski Stadium before the transfer window slams shut, with his side having scored just 33 goals in the 29 Championship games they have played thus far.

And it looks as if the Dutchman is inching ever closer to securing one of his key targets.

Chris Martin of Derby gets past Alex Baptiste of QPR during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Queens Park Rangers at iPro Stadium on November 21, 2017 in Derby,...

The Daily Telegraph report that the 29-year-old is all set for a medical at Reading later this afternoon, with a proposed season-long loan deal on the table.

The Royals have endured a miserable Championship campaign thus far, and currently sit in 18th spot in the table, but whether or not Martin is the man to help fire them up the table remains to be seen.

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