Reading face relegation blow as John Swift ruled out for the rest of the season

John Swift has been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing hip surgery on Wednesday.

This will be a huge blow for Reading, who are only 4-points off the drop zone.

The former Chelsea youth player has contributed four goals and three assists this season.

The news comes days before a season defining weekend for the Berkshire club, who travel to Bristol City on Friday before hosting West Bromwich Albion on Easter Monday.

The midfield play-maker has been a shining light in a rather bleak season for the Royals. Consequently attracting the interest of promotion pushers Leeds United.

Reading manager Jose Gomes had his say on the situation on Wednesday:

“Losing Swift is a big blow. It was only a small injury but his hip needed a clean so he had to have it done.

He will miss the season but should be back for pre season”

On a brighter note for Royals fans Jón Daði Böðvarsson has returned to partial training and may be in contention to make a return to action this weekend. This, according to Jose Gomes:

“Bodvarsson has started training with us. Hopefully he will be an option for us”

A timely return for the Icelandic international, who has netted six goals in 19 league appearances this season.

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