Australia international David Carney to be released by Uzbekistan club Bunyodkor

The left-sided utility is is free to leave Bunyodkor, with the 28-year-old not in the club's plans and the subject of criticism from coach Mirjalol Qosimov Indonesia   By GOAL.COM

Australia international David Carney is free to leave Uzbekistan outfit Bunyodkor, having been told he was no longer required at the club in no uncertain terms.

The 28-year-old left-sided utility battled to establish a place in the club's first XI since joining on a free transfer in February, having similarly struggled to settle in Spain with Segunda Division club Alcorcon.

He has not featured for Bunyodkor since coming on as an 84th-minute substitute in August 5's 0-0 league draw with Andijan, though has represented his country three times in the meantime.

Carney was the subject of hard-hitting comments from Bunyodkor coach Mirjalol Qosimov on Tuesday, with the Socceroo not part of the club's squad to travel to Australia for Wednesday's AFC Champions League quarter-final with Adelaide United.

"At this moment, Carney is still our player, but if he finds any other options or clubs he can go there… we will terminate our contract with him," Qosimov said.

"In his position, I have better players.

"When we took him at the start of the season we hoped he would help us in the (ACL) championship and (Uzbek) league, but at the moment I have better players.

"As a foreigner he must be better … but he has not shown us a good game or good results and for this reason he is not here [in Adelaide] and will stay in Tashkent."

Qosimov questioned Carney's efforts for his club as compared to when he was on international duty for Australia: "When he plays for the national team, he shows more and plays better than for our club," he said.

"He has a contract and must work for the full season to help our club and show results before his national team."

Carney - capped 46 times by the Socceroos - has struggled to find regular football since leaving A-League club Sydney FC in 2007, spending time at the likes of Sheffield United, FC Twente and Blackpool before arriving at Bunyodkor.

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