• Last Updated: March 28 2012, 14:19 BST

Reading have recalled goalkeeper Alex McCarthy from a loan spell at Championship rivals Ipswich.

Alex McCarthy: Recalled by Reading

McCarthy joined the Tractor Boys on a three-month deal in January and he was due to stay at Portman Road until April 11.

However, after Reading's back-up goalkeeper Mikkel Andersen suffered a knee injury earlier this week, McCarthy has been summoned back.

With Andersen's injury being assessed, McCarthy could provide the cover for first-choice goalkeeper Adam Federici when Reading head to promotion rivals West Ham on Saturday.

The 22-year-old made 10 appearances during his time with Ipswich and started six games during a loan spell at Leeds United earlier in the season.