Reading had six loanees on the books last season. None of them opted to stick around, so lets take a look at how they've got on with nearly a whole season away from the Mad Stad.
We already caught up with them back in September, a report which you can read right here.
Eintracht Frankfurt - League Apps: 11, Goals: 1
The defender/midfielder was sent out on loan to Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt but made a horrific start to life in Germany, earning red cards in both his cup and league debuts.
Since then life has got a little bit better for Hector, who's now played 11 league games in Germany scoring one goal back in September. Yet just five appearances have been starts, as Frankfurt battle it out for a Champions League spot. Hector's team are currently third, 11 points behind Bayern Munich.
Fulham - League Apps: 19, Goals: 3
Piazon's put in an almost identical run at Fulham that he managed 12 months earlier at the Mad Stad. He's popped up with a few handy goals but has still generally failed to nail down a regular place week in, week out. However, the Brazilian is on course to beat last year's total of 19 league starts, with 14 under his belt already in the 2016/17 campaign.
Fulham liked him enough to keep him on loan past January and he's twice come off the bench to play against us this season, winning 5-0 at Craven Cottage and losing 1-0 at the Mad Stad where he won a late penalty that was missed by Chris Martin.
Elche - League Apps: 20, Goals: 2
Fernandez has been a regular starter for the Spanish Second Division side, popping up with a couple of goals along the way. The midfielder also continues to be awesome on social media, with classics old and new.
Bolton - League Apps: 23, Goals 0
Taylor has been a regular feature in Phil Parkinson's Bolton side, as they do their best to win promotion back to the Championship at the first time of asking. He's been steady as always in the process but seems to have found his level.
Wolves/Deportivo - League Apps: 2, Goals 0
Dear, oh dear... Things haven't really worked out for Ola John who managed just 27 minutes of league football for Wolves before having his loan move terminated in January. Injuries did play a role but it was a familiar tale for the winger, who struggled for fitness in his 12-months at the Mad Stad. He's since joined Deportivo on loan from Benfica, but has yet to make a start.
Still... we'll always have that song to remember him by (and thousands of pounds in spent wages)
Watford/Derby - League Apps: 24, Goals: 2
What happened to the man that was voted the Championship's best player just four years ago?! I'd hoped that Vydra's year at Reading was just a painful blip in his resume but the man who wound Tim Dellor up into a frenzy has managed just two goals (one being against Reading, because of course) since joining Derby for a fee believed to be around the £8 million mark. The Czech forward has clocked up just 12 starts in his time at Pride Park and his career looks to be stuck in a downward spiral. For selfish reasons I hope that continues until May but beyond that it's a shame to see such a quality player struggle so badly.
So if you could have one of them back at the Madejski who would you pick? Last time out, None of them was the top choice, followed by Michael Hector and then Matej Vydra.