READING FC supporters were given a boost yesterday with the signing of Josh Sims from Southampton on a season-long loan.

The 21-year-old – who could make his debut at Blackburn tomorrow night – is highly regarded by Saints fans and his capture is a major coup for Royals boss Paul Clement.

It also appears to have lifted the mood at Madejski Stadium after Reading’s worst start to a league season since 1959/60.

And Sims joining for the rest of the campaign certainly had Reading fans purring on social media.

Here’s a selection of the best tweets:

But it seems many Saints supporters are sad to see Sims leave and believe he deserves to be playing for them.