Reading FC have announced that young goalkeepers Jokull Andresson and James Holden have been recalled from their respective loans at Morecambe and Maidenhead.

Andresson in particular has been earmarked as a future star and he will join straight in with first team training upon his return from international duty with Iceland.

The 20-year old goalkeeper has spent the first half of the season on loan in League One with Morecambe where he's made 13 league appearances and kept two clean sheets. Yet to make an appearance for the Reading first team, Andresson returns from his fifth loan spell having had stints at Hungerford Town, Exeter City (twice), and Morecambe (twice).

However, his latest loan at Morecambe has turned sour in recent weeks with Andresson unable to force his way into the Shirmps' starting XI in any of their last six league matches.

In addition to Andresson's return, Reading have also recalled another young goalkeeper, James Holden. Holden, 20 years old himself, made eight appearances in the National League for Maidenhead, keeping one clean sheet in the process.

While it has already been confirmed that Andresson will go directly into first team training, it is unclear as to what Holden's role will be.

The pair of moves shores up Reading's goalkeeping department and plunges the future of Rafael Cabral into further doubt. The Brazilian has lost his spot in the team this season to academy graduate Luke Southwood and reports from his homeland have strongly linked him with a move away from Berkshire.

In what was quite possibly his final match in a Reading shirt, Rafael gifted Kidderminster Harriers their equaliser in Saturday's eventual 2-1 defeat to the National League North side. The 31-year old has made a total of 97 appearances for the Royals since arriving in 2019.