Stoke City manager Tony Pulis is hoping striker Dave Kitson can rediscover his scoring touch while on loan at former club Reading.
Pulis signed the 29-year-old from the Royals in the summer for £5million but the frontman has failed to find the net for the Potters this season.
With James Beattie settling in to life at the Britannia Stadium nicely with five goals in seven league games since his arrival in January and the return to fitness of Ricardo Fuller, Kitson may have found opportunities hard to come by.
The Stoke boss revealed that they had a number of offers for the former Cambridge United man but opted to wait for the right deal for the player.
"There were a couple of clubs that enquired about Dave, but the thing was to get him to a club where he would fit in straight away," Pulis told Sky Sports News.
"Steve (Coppell) is a top manger and he knows Dave very well. The staff know him, the players know him so I'm hoping he will go there and start scoring goals again."
Pulis went on to dismiss speculation that the loan move would be made permanent at the end of the campaign.
"It's only a loan until the end of the season and then we will look at it from there," he added.