Championship promotion chasers Reading are interested in Crystal Palace midfielder Jordon Mutch, according to the Derby Telegraph.

The 25-year-old’s first team chances at Selhurst Park have been few and far between this season, and a move away from Croydon this window does not seem too unlikely given his considerable ability.

Mutch has been at the Premier League strugglers since 2015, joining from then-Premier League outfit Queens Park Rangers in a deal estimated to have been worth around £4.75 million.

He is a product of Derby County’s youth academy, his hometown club, but switched to Birmingham City in 2007 where he remained for five years and made 24 first-team appearances.

After his spell at St Andrew’s he moved to Malky Mackay’s Cardiff City in 2012, and was part of the Championship-winning side that won promotion to the top flight for the first time since the mid-1950s.

Mutch enjoyed a season in the Premier League with the Bluebirds, and during his time in Wales he made over 50 appearances for Cardiff, scoring 7 times.

The midfielder also had a brief spell in West London with Queens Park Rangers, where he played in a handful of games before being shipped out to current club Crystal Palace.

Reading have had a successful first half of the season under new boss Jaap Stam; they currently sit in third place in the Championship table, and will be looking to continue their good form throughout the remainder of the campaign.

They are yet to conduct any major transfer business this month, but are on the verge of completing a £3.75 million move for Liverpool’s Tiago Ilori.

The Royals take on QPR at the Madjeski Stadium this weekend in a return to league action following last weekend’s Emirates FA Cup third round fixtures.

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