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Rodolph Austin's Leeds release has truly divided opinion on Twitter

Plenty of Leeds fans feel releasing the 29-year-old is a good decision. But many also say they are 'gutted'...

As Leeds United released a definitive list of those out-of-contract players they will be offering new deals and those that have been released at Elland Road, one name stood out - and divided opinion on Twitter.

Indeed, experienced midfielder Rodolph Austin appears to have created a real 50/50 split within the Leeds faithful, at least on social media.

The 29-year-old will no longer be a member of the Yorkshire side's squad after this summer (unless he is re-signed later down the line) and many feel releasing him is the right decision. Those who hold that view have been vocal about their thoughts on Austin throughout the season.

An equal number of Leeds fans, however, say they are 'gutted' the Jamaican is on his way out of Elland Road. And a very important issue to consider is how boss Neil Redfearn will feel about the move - as he has often been his biggest fan...

As some of the above tweets have mentioned, meanwhile, 23-year-old winger Aidan White has also been released by Leeds.

Opinion here was less divided, however, with the majority of supporters expressing the view that White had not done enough during his injury-plagued time at Elland Road to earn an extension.

Even with White, though, the issue of how Redfearn will have taken the news remains - as the current Leeds boss had heaped praise on the wide man towards the end of the season.

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