Reading boss Steve Coppell is unhappy Andre Bikey is joining Cameroon's squad this week.

Coppell said: "He has a lot to learn still, but is a very enthusiast student.

"The shame of it all is that now, tomorrow morning, he flies to Tokyo. It is a valid international week, but I would question the international motivation.

"It is a price to pay when you sign players who are not from these shores, I do realise that, but it is of no help to us when he is travelling halfway around the world to maybe not even play in a game in Tokyo.

"It is very demanding."