Royston Drenthe explains why he joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan from Reading

Royston Drenthe gives his reasons for choosing to move to Sheffield Wednesday on loan from Reading until January.

Royston Drenthe’s career has not gone according to plan. Once at 10-time European champions Real Madrid, the Dutchman is now plying his trade in the Championship.

And even in the second tier of English football the 27-year-old cannot get games. Versatile enough to play as a left-back and a left-winger, Drenthe moved to Reading in the summer of 2013, but a season later he has been sent out on loan to Sheffield Wednesday.

The former Feyenoord star joined the Owls on loan until January 2 on transfer deadline day and has now explained why he took up the opportunity to play for them.

‘As soon as I was told of the interest from Sheffield Wednesday, my reaction was ‘get me there’ because this is such a great club and one that I think is going places’, he told Wednesday’s official website.

‘The chairman was really good to me and as soon as I spoke to the gaffer, I knew Sheffield Wednesday was the place I wanted to be’.

Drenthe may not be guaranteed a regular place in the starting line-up, but he will provide Wednesday manager Stuart Gray with squad depth.

Having experienced English football with Everton and Reading, the one-time capped Netherlands international will know what it takes to succeed in the Championship.

Wednesday have made a decent start to their 2014-15 Championship campaign and are currently 10th in the league table with eight points from five matches, just a point off the final playoff spot.

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