A very successful start to the season for Reading has not come without a cost, writes Eddie Wallbank.

The Reading Chronicle understands that John Swift, Andy Yiadom and potentially Felipe Araruna have all picked up serious injuries, that could see them ruled out of action for some time.

John Swift has had strong Premier League interest from the likes of Sheffield United and Leeds this summer; he is a player the Royals will miss sincerely as they look to continue their winning streak at the start of the campaign.

It is understood that the midfielder has a grade two hamstring injury, and the club are reportedly considering flying him out to China to secure specialist treatment.

This is not a new procedure for Royals' players, as Nelson Olivera was sent there for successful treatment two seasons ago. during his loan stint at the club.

Reading’s two first team right backs, Araruna and Yiadom, are understood to have similar knee injuries.

Both players are being assessed, with surgery being a very real option. In Yiadom’s case, surgery would see him out of training until at least November and he may not play again until the new year.

This leaves the Royals with no first team right-backs fit to play.

The internal solution will be to play someone out of position (Andy Rinomhota has covered there in the past) or play out-of-favour academy right back Tennai Watson, who has been linked with a move away over the transfer window.

However, it is understood that Reading are interested in re-signing Gabriel Osho after his departure earlier this summer, due to the club’s poor financial situation. The 22 year old impressed towards the end of last season, playing at right back.

It is believed that contact has been made between the player and the club. Osho has spoken to a few clubs across the EFL but no move has materialised as of yet.

A key factor for him is being able to get lots of playing time which dampens Reading’s chances of signing the young defender as he would likely be third choice right back when the squad is fully fit.