Reading’s Garath McCleary has said he has ‘no idea’ whether he’ll be at the club next season.
The 32-year-old is out-of-contract in the summer. He started the season as an exile under Jose Gomes, but has since become a more prominent member of the first-team under Mark Bowen.
McCleary did a Q&A on his Instagram yesterday, and when asked about his Reading future, he replied with:
The Jamaican international has been with Reading since 2012. He’s one of the club’s longest serving players with over 250 appearances in all competitions, 11 of those coming in the Championship this season.
With his contract up in the summer, his Reading exit looks all the more likely. Bowen is yet to offer many players extensions to their contracts amid all the financial adversity currently going on, and McCleary could find himself without a club come the summer.
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He’s an experience Championship player having previously represented Forest at this level, but has he done enough this season to earn an extra year or two with the club?
His role has largely been a back-up one. He’s been a regular starter in the cup competitions but to no real avail, and with an already big squad, Bowen could well send McCleary packing this summer.
A fine player on his day, and someone who could yet have a few more strong Championship seasons in him. McCleary is a favourite at Reading but this season has been a forgetful one.
He’s found some sort of life under Bowen, but many expect him to depart when his contract expires in June.