Ahead of Reading's clash with Cardiff City tonight, the Royals have confirmed that Kenyan winger Ayub Timbe Masika has been drafted in for the remainder of the campaign.

Timbe joins from Beijing Renhe, the Chinese club also owned by Royals owner Dai Yongge.

He will not feature tonight and is unlikely to play any part of Reading's trip to Cardiff in the FA Cup next Tuesday.

Royals manager Mark Bowen told the club website: “Masika is a precocious talent with real speed that means he can hurt the opposition in good areas of the field.

"We’ve had a look at him in training over recent weeks and he’s shown good qualities. He’s catching up on his fitness a little bit with the Chinese league being out of season at the moment, but I think he can be a real asset to us and I’m delighted to have him here.”