Rodney Marsh makes U-turn over Charlie Austin claim

Charlie Austin

Charlie Austin joined Southampton from Queens Park Rangers in the January transfer window.

Rodney Marsh has suggested on social networking site Twitter that Queens Park Rangers were right to sell Charlie Austin to Southampton in the January transfer window.

Austin has left Championship outfit QPR to move to Premier League side Southampton on a four-and-a-half-year contract.

According to The Guardian, the Saints had to pay QPR a transfer fee of £4 million for the services of the English striker.

At the time of the move, former Rangers forward Marsh criticised the London club’s decision to sell the 26-year-old star for just £4 million on Twitter (click here to read more).

Austin was expected to be a success at Southampton, but the former Burnley star is not having a great time at St. Mary’s Stadium.

The Englishman has suffered with injury problems and has been able to score just one goal in six Premier League appearances for the Saints since his move in January.

Marsh has admitted on Twitter that he was wrong about his previous Austin claim, with the Southampton striker apparently hitting back on the social networking site.

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