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Leigertwood closes on return

Reading midfielder Mikele Leigertwood is on the comeback trail after almost a year on the sidelines.

The 31-year-old has not figured this season after having an ankle operation last summer, but he will get a run-out for the club's under-21s against Basingstoke on Thursday night to build up his fitness.

Manager Nigel Adkins told the club website: "Ledge has been a top, top pro - it's been so frustrating for him.

"He's going to get a planned 45 minutes, no more than that. So all being well he will come through that unscathed. His attitude has been exemplary. I cannot speak highly enough of him."