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Garath McCleary 'baffled' at Rudy Austin being a free agent

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The Reading star has lauded his Jamaica team-mate, who was released by Leeds only weeks ago.

Reading winger Garath McCleary has heaped praise on his Jamaica team-mate Rodolph Austin on Twitter - and is 'baffled' the 30-year-old is currently a free agent.

Austin was a Leeds United midfielder only weeks ago, with former boss Neil Redfearn making the powerhouse midfield man an integral part of his first team.

Austin was released this summer, however, and many Leeds fans appeared to accept and even celebrate the decision. More recently, however, new Leeds boss Uwe Rosler called Austin's release a 'loss' - suggesting that he would have done all he could to keep the Jamaican at Elland Road were he in charge at the time.

The 30-year-old has since been leading Jamaica out at the Gold Cup and, according to sports betting website Oddschecker, is 6/4 to join Middlesbrough and 8/1 to end up at Bolton Wanderers or Ipswich Town.

McClearly, meanwhile, who faces questions about his own future at Reading - as GetReading report - simply cannot understand how the released Leeds midfielder is still without a club, paying tribute to the 'absolute beast' on social media.

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