After a summer spent training with the youth teams, Royston finally managed to exit the club and move on a six-month loan deal to the Yorkshire club.
The move was somewhat surprising given Drenthe's reportedly generous contract at the Madejski Stadium but chances of a long-stay at Hillsborough could have been ended by news that their own potential takeover collapsed just days after the winger made the move. With a full year left on his Reading contract, could he make a return to Berkshire?
Well, in an interview with the Sheffield Telegraph the midfielder seems to have closed the book on his Reading career
"I don't think much about the past. What happened at Reading is in the past.
"They're doing their own thing now, they are looking forward to doing well in the league.
"I'm not a Reading player any more so I don't have to think about it. I have to think about Sheffield Wednesday.
"There are no hard feelings to anybody. I'm not the type of boy to speak about people or speak about Reading.
"I'm a Sheffield Wednesday player and that is what is important."
You can read more quotes from the winger on the paper's website here.
The winger isn't burning his bridges (yet anyway) and that's probably the smart decision in the circumstances.
So what say you TTE readers? Would you welcome a match fit and hungry Royston back in January or has he made his final appearance in a Reading shirt?