Mullins set for Reading Switch

  • Last Updated: March 13 2012, 17:32 GMT

Hayden Mullins looks set to leave crisis-club Portsmouth and join Reading.

Mullins: On the verge of a move

The 32-year-old midfielder was left out of Saturday's 2-0 Championship defeat at Brighton ahead of a possible move to the promotion-chasing Royals.

"Hayden has had the opportunity to speak to a club over the weekend and maybe this week," said manager Michael Appleton.

"I didn't want him too mixed up in what was going on. So he had a breather and took time out."

Pompey need to slash their wage bill after going into administration last month.

Top scorer Erik Huseklepp has already joined Birmingham, captain Liam Lawrence moved to Cardiff and goalkeeper Stephen Henderson is expected to sign for West Ham.