Reading FC defender Tom McIntyre is expected to be out of action for up to three months after he suffered a injury in last Saturday's defeat away at Coventry City.

McIntyre missed the end of last season through injury but had returned to the team at the start of the season.

But it is now understood that the academy graduate could be out until the festive period after suffering the injury after an hour at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

Ovie Ejaria, Yakou Meite, Lucas Joao and Felipe Araruna have all been absent from the team in recent weeks.

Veljko Paunovic is eyeing three new additions before the end of the transfer window.