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Jamie Mackie follows Simon Cox to Reading

8 August 2014

Reading have signed striker Jamie Mackie on a season-long loan from Nottingham Forest, subject to Football League ratification.

The 28-year-old Scotland international has switched after Forest signed £5.5million striker Britt Assombalonga on a five-year deal earlier this week.

The Scottish international told the club's website: "This is a great opportunity for me.

"Speaking to the manager, I know this club have a lot of really good, young players breaking through into the first team and it feels great to be part of that.

"If myself and Coxy can add a bit of guile and experience to the group then that will be important this season. I'm excited to get going."

Mackie has made over 350 professional appearances for the likes of Forest, QPR, Plymouth, Exeter, MK Dons and Wimbledon. He joined Forest last summer, featured 49 times and struck five goals.

He is the Royals' second signing from Forest in as many days following the arrival of Simon Cox on a two-year deal.

Mackie will have to wait for is debut for the Berkshire club, as a minor hamstring problem means he will miss the club's opening game at Wigan.

Reading manager Nigel Adkins added: "Jamie is a player I remember watching when he was at Plymouth - he is a good age, works so hard for the team and I'm delighted to get this loan deal across the line."

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