Reading FC striker Sam Smith has joined Cheltenham Town on loan for the remainder of the campaign.

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It is his fifth loan stint during his spell at the Madejski Stadium, having previously had spells with Oxford United, Shrewsbury, Cambridge United and Tranmere Rovers.

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Cheltenham boss Michael Duff told the club website: "He is a player we have known about for a while. He did well against us last year when we was at Cambridge.

"He has experience of the level and has physicality and pace to run in behind."