Jason Euell admits he's been stunned by Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate's decision to let him leave.
"Then a few weeks later I am told I am not part of his plans - which is a strange turnaround. I have come in for pre-season at my peak and expecting to push for a place, but that is not to be. I have not made the 16 for the first few games, and I have been 17th man - which I did not expect really.
"We have a very young squad and although I don't see myself as being old - I am one of the older and more experienced players in the squad."