Reading winger Jack Stacey extends loan spell
Carlisle United can confirm that Reading winger Jack Stacey has extended his loan spell with the Cumbrians until the end of the current season.
Stacey, 20, teamed up with United on an initial one-month loan deal and has bagged two goals in his eight appearances, including a goal of the season contender in his home debut against Bristol Rovers.
Manager Keith Curle said: “Jack has had a good first month and we’ve seen that he gives us different options.
“We think there’s more to come from him and we’re pleased that he’s going to be with us through the final weeks of the campaign. He’s enjoyed being in the environment and he’ll be learning a lot from working within a competitive first team environment.”
Stacey joined the Royals as a youngster and made his way through the youth set-up at the Madejski Stadium.
He penned his first professional contract in December 2013 and went on to play a key part in helping Reading Under-21s claim the inaugural Premier League Cup a year later.
His professional debut was in a 1-0 home win over Ipswich in August 2014 and his first senior start came later that season, in March 2015, in the away game at Watford.
He agreed a contract extension in October 2015 which keeps him with Reading until the summer of 2019.
He has made a total of six appearances for his parent club and had a one-month loan spell with Barnet, making two appearances, in December 2015.