"Neill will move on, just like Jason Shackell and Darren Ward," said McCarthy in the Express & Star. "I want to sell him - Neill doesn't want to be going out on loan.
"He's been brilliant for us, but he needs to go and play football.
"There's nothing in the offing for him to my knowledge, but he'd get into any Championship side. Half of them would make him their captain if he went there.
"He has been excellent, but hasn't been in the team and you just need to change things from time to time."