Rangers boss Stuart McCall says he feels sorry for Gael Bigirimana, but admits he should never have been signed.
Chris Gunter will stay at Reading, after the club took up the option to extend his deal by another year.
Kiernan had a temporary spell at Griffin Park in November, making seven appearances for Uwe Rosler's side before returning to the Latics.
The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international featured in both central defence and midfield and played a key role in Brentford's win over Sheffield United in late November, helping to set up the first goal.
He is available for selection for the Bees' League One game at Oldham on Saturday.