Loose move by Copp

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Since the return of Britain's Olympic coach, Jon Copp, after Christmas, Reading have been going from strength to strength.

Last week they ended Teddington's 10-match winning run with a 4-3 victory to go a point clear at the top of the Premier League, and with a home fixture tomorrow against mid-table Guildford, and with second- placed Teddington visiting Cannock one point below them, Reading will be looking to go into the European Cup-Winners' Cup competition at Easter - at Reading - in pole position.

After tomorrow's game, the Premier Division of the National League breaks for England's trip to Pakistan, with the final round of games being played on Sunday 6 April.

Copp has made one change to the squad who beat Teddington last Sunday, the schoolboy international Jon Loose coming in for Chris Willis. Copp expects a hard game against Guildford. "With Jenno's [Ian Jennings'] individual corner threat you can never relax," Copp said. "I watched as a spectator the game at Guildford before Christmas when we threw away a two-goal lead and they came back at us to win 5-3. I am, however, confident we can sort them out."

Paddy Osborne has been added to Reading's 20 players named for the European Cup at Easter. It seems likely that he will make the final 16 for his potential at penalty corners.