Reading striker Noel Hunt begins search for new club
Out-of-contract striker Noel Hunt has begun the search for a new club after ending his five-year association with Reading FC.
The Republic of Ireland international has been linked with a move to Gus Poyet's Brighton after announcing on twitter that he would not be staying on at the Madejski.
Hunt wrote on Twitter: "On a personal note I would like to thank Nigel (Adkins), Andy (Crosby) and all the staff at Reading FC, especially Sir John Madejski for the five wonderful years I spent at this wonderful football club!
"The last week was very emotional for me and I would like to take this minute to say thank you very much to the Reading FC fans! You have been nothing but amazing to me since I arrived five years ago and for that I thank you sincerely.
"We have had our ups and downs in this time but we had them together as not just players and fans but as people and friends together!
"I have no doubt that Reading FC will bounce back to the top flight with the great people at the club! And on this note I bid you all fair well."
Hunt's fellow Irishmen Alex Pearce and Ian Harte are also expected to leave Reading next month when their contracts expire.