Reading FC manager Mark Bowen has confirmed that youngster Danny Loader will leave the club upon the expiry of his contract.

Loader's deal at the club expires at the end of the month - and Loader was the only one of the players to turn down an extension until the end of the 2019-20 season.

The highly-rated youngster scored two senior goals in 35 games for Reading.

Manager Mark Bowen said: "The only player who has turned down a contract extension with us is Danny Loader, which he's entitled to do - of course.


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"He's at the stage with his advisors and his family wondering where he's going to be next season so he has decided not to sign a contract extension.

"From next Tuesday he is basically finished with the club.

"Danny is a good lad. He's a good pro and was never a moments trouble.

"It's just the way his contract situation has gone. I felt he had a future at the club - I felt next year could've been a big year for him."