It's been a while since a Wolves to Reading transfer but Kaspars Gorkss has now become the latest Royal to switch Berkshire for the West Midlands, as he moves to Molineux on a three-month loan.
This one was hardly surprising given Gorkss form this season, which had seen him be a part of a defence with just one league win in the Premier League. The former QPR man had his moments this year but generally seemed ill-equipped to deal with the pace and skill needed in the top flight and so for the second time in as many seasons, finds himself moving on from a club just months after winning the Championship.
I haven't really got a bad word to say about Gorkss off the pitch. He always came across as a great bloke and a solid leader, injecting some much needed experience into a young core of defenders that included Alex Pearce and Sean Morrison. I'm sure both of those players would say that Gorkss has passed on some much needed experience and certainly Pearce played some of his best football for the club with the Latvian international beside him.
Sadly you can't afford to be sentimental at this level and despite all of his qualities off the pitch, he just wasn't good enough on it and had slipped to fourth choice behind Pearce, Mariappa and Morrison.
Wolves are in desperate need of points right now, scrapping it out near the bottom of the Championship and I'm sure he'll be able to make a positive difference both this season and beyond. The Reading site has said the move is with a view to a permanent departure, so fingers crossed he does enough to earn a move.
That being said, if Reading were relegated, I hope they might consider bringing Gorkss back given his skill at that level.
I'm sure I speak for all Reading fans in wishing Kaspars well and if he's played his final game, to thank him for being a part of one of the best seasons in our history.