Wealdstone have signed Jake Sheppard on loan from Championship side Reading.

The 20-year-old attacking full-back is eligible to play in Saturday’s FA Trophy semi-final first leg at Brackley Town.

Having come through the Royals’ Academy ranks, Sheppard also has international experience with Scotland at youth level.

Having been part of the squad that made the UEFA Under-17 Championship semi-finals in 2014, he has since progressed to play for the Under-21s.

Sheppard previously spent time on loan with Dagenham & Redbridge last season, scoring twice in 10 National League appearances.