Reading have five players loaned out across Europe to build minutes and pick up valuable experience, with four of them making an impact over the busy Christmas period.

Have a look at the latest loan round-up below.

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Luke Southwood

Quickly becoming one of the best strongest goalkeepers in League One, Southwood played in each of the three festive matches.

Losing 1-0 to league leader Plymouth Argyle on Boxing Day, the Robins bounced back and Southwood kept a clean sheet as the Gloucestershire outfit beat Shrewsbury Town between Christmas and New Year.

Unable to build a winless run, Wade Elliott's side lost 2-1 to Bristol Rovers on New Years Day.

The Whaddon Road side move up to 18th, six points clear of the drop zone.

George Puscas

The club's record signing is currently enjoying his second temporary stint in Italy, fighting for promotion in Serie B with Genoa.

The Romanian grabbed his second goal of the month on Boxing Day, netting within two minutes in a 2-1 win over Bari.

Now not in action for over a week, the nine-time Serie A winners are sat in third, six points behind leaders Frosinone.

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Jeriel Dorsett

A central defender with an increasing reputation after a strong season on loan with Rochdale last time out, it has not gone as well in Scotland for the 20-year-old.

Starting for Kilmarnock at the beginning of the season, a long-term injury rendered him unavailable for much of the first part of the season.

Last playing on December 11, Dorsett did not make the squad for the 2-2 draw with Motherwell, 2-1 win over Aberdeen or 0-0 draw with St Mirren.

Now up to ninth, Killie are four points clear of bottom club Ross County.

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Ben Purcell

The young midfielder made the bench, but failed to appear, for Farnborough in their double-header against Hungerford Town.

Four points from a possible six leave the Hawks in 13th, seven points clear of their Christmas opponenets Hungerford.

Ethan Burnett

Burnett, a regular for the National League South outfit, played 85 minutes in the New Years Day win over Eastbourne Borough, managed by former Reading coach and Bracknell Town manager Bobby Wilkinson.

Not involved on Boxing Day, the former Southampton youngster's deal is set to expire in January.