READING FC defender Axel Andresson has become a title-winner in Norway.

The 20-year-old Academy graduate helped loan club Viking FK win the 1.Divisjon last weekend – the country’s second-tier.

It meant Viking were promoted back to the Norwegian top-flight at the first attempt.

Viking knew victory in their final league fixture would send them up, and they delivered with a 3-1 home win against Kongsvinger in front of 16,000 supporters at the SR-Bank Arena.

Iceland Under 21 international Andresson played a key role in Viking’s rise to the top.

He was left on the bench for his first match, a 3-0 loss to Sandnes Ulf that pushed Viking out of the automatic promotion places.

He made his debut in the next fixture – a 3-0 win against Levanger – then in the next he netted a late winner at Notodden.

Viking kept stringing the wins together to leave them top going into last weekend’s final round of games, with Mjondalen and Aalesund also in with a chance of going up automatically.

They led Kongsvinger through a Johnny Furdal goal but were pegged back by a Shuaibu Ibrahim equaliser.

But their opponents were reduced to 10 men and further goals from Tommy Hoiland and Zymer Bytyqi secured a seventh win in nine games and automatic promotion with it.

Meanwhile, Josh Barrett started his loan spell with Aldershot Town with a 1-1 home draw against Bradford City in the FA Cup first round on Saturday.

The move came shortly after Barrett had been named October’s Premier League 2 Player of the Month after scoring four goals in four games for Scott Marshall’s Under 23s.

Barrett has joined Shots on a month’s loan and started against Bradford before being substituted on 58 minutes.

Fellow Royals Academy player Gabriel Osho played the full 90 minutes for National League Shots who now face a cup replay on Tuesday, November 20.

Osho has been a regular in Gary Waddock’s Shots side, with his loan due to expire on January 2.