Reading brought in six loan players for the 2022/23 campaign, all of which played big roles in the first-team as the club were relegated to League One.

The likes of Jeff Hendrick, Joe Lumley and Baba Rahman were first-choice for much of the season, while Cesare Casadei made a positive impact upon joining from Chelsea in January.

Four of those six, five of which have social media, have send their best wishes to the club as they look to progress their careers elsewhere.

Lumley, who was on a switch from Middlesbrough, does not have social media but received a nice send-off from Royals fans on Twitter.

Tyrese Fornah, a former Reading youngster who joined Nottingham Forest, was a regular in the squad under both Paul Ince and Noel Hunt.

Showing he still has a deep connection to the club he once called home, Fornah said: "A year full of ups and downs, but personally grateful and thankful to Reading FC for bringing me back to the club where it all started for me, and really giving me the opportunity, platform & stage to play in the Championship which words can’t repay, but this big club will be back.

"Also want to thank the staff and people behind the scenes that go unnoticed people like Lynne, Jayne our receptionists, then kitchen staff like Jody, Paul & Sophie and other key members like Sue, Luke Bish, Claire who are the backbone of the club who have been with us during this extremely tough season, but most importantly to the fans, coaching staff and my teammates for helping me and supporting me on and off the pitch throughout the season realise the goal and ambition I had when I first came through the doors at Hogwood as a 13 year old pushing to play for this big club with a rich history of giving young players through the academy a chance in its first team which many have done before me so I’m grateful for, but I know and believe this special club will be back, much love to you Royals."

Hendrick, a vastly-experienced midfielder on loan from Newcastle United, featured in almost every game throughout the entire season.

He said: "To all the Reading fans, thank you for making the club my home for the past season. I’m gutted at how the season ended for us but your support throughout meant everything to me. Wishing all my teammates and the fans all the best and many successful years to come in the future."

Mamadou Loum, on loan from Porto, was in and out of the squad but popped up with a crucial goal against Bristol City in November.

He added: "Hello Royals, as my time at Madejski Stadium comes to a close I want to express my deep gratitude to the amazing fans, staff and teammates who have made my experience here unforgettable. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your unwavering support through the highs and lows.

I will cherish the memories and friendships I have made during my time in Reading, it has been truly incredible.

Although I will be heading back to Porto, I will always keep Reading close to my heart and only look back on good times here.

I have no doubt that the club will bounce back and fight in the upcoming future to get back to where it belongs.

Once again, thank you for your support and passion all season. I will miss you and wish you all the very best."

Casadei, who joined from Chelsea in January, made a good impact in his short spell in Berkshire.

Short but sweet, the 20-year-old said "Thank you all Reading, I’ll be forever grateful for everything you have given to me."