Millwall swoop for Reading defender

MILLWALL have completed their second signing of the January transfer window after securing Reading’s Jake Cooper on loan until the end of the season.

Twenty-one-year-old defender Cooper’s arrival follows the return of Jed Wallace to the club from Wolves.

Cooper came through the academy at Reading and made his first-team debut in August 2014.

He has played 56 times for the Royals including seven appearances this season.

Cooper’s last game was against Southampton U23s in the EFL Trophy on December 21 and his first-team chances would have been further limited this season after Reading boss Japp Stam spent a club-record £3million on Liverpool centre-back Tiago Ilori on Wednesday.

Cooper has represented England at U18, U19 and U20 level.

Cooper and Wallace were both at Millwall's training ground on Thursday and could be available for the trip to Bradford on Saturday.

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John Kelly