All four Royals currently starring for League One Bournemouth, will remain at The Fitness First Stadium at Dean Court until early in the new year.

Centre back Alex Pearce and winger James Henry have seen their loan spells extended until 3rd January 2008.

Both these players remain eligible for Reading's FA Cup assault this season, as neither featured in Bournemouth's win over Barrow nor the defeat to Millwall earlier this month.

Left back Scott Golbourne, who is cup-tied for Steve Coppell's side, will remain a Cherry until 12th January 2008.

A fourth Royal currently on loan at Bournemouth, Jem Karacan, had already extended his stay last month - the young midfielder will be with the Cherries until Saturday 6th January 2008.