The Jamaican will become a free agent in the summer.
Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn does not know if he will be in charge of first-team affairs next season, but if it was definitely up to him there is one player in the team he would not be letting go in the summer.
Rudolph Austin is out of contract in the summer, but speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Charlton Athletic tie this weekend, he made it clear he believes Austin should stay at the club.
The official Leeds Twitter account confirms Redfearn as stating on the subject of Austin:
Redfearn says he would "definitely" keep Rudy Austin beyond the summer: "He epitomizes this level. He's an important player." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) April 16, 2015
The Jamaican has nearly left the club once this season. He nearly departed for Wigan Athletic on deadline day for a fee in the region of £500,000, according to Sky Sports. But no deal ever came about.
Lucky it didn't. as Leeds are not exactly blessed with the biggest squad at the moment.
But he, along with Aidy White, Alex Cairns and Stuart Taylor among others, is out of contract in the summer and his future at the club is certainly in doubt.
Austin signed for Leeds from Norwegian outfit SK Brann in 2012 and has played nearly 100 games for the club since his arrival.