JOSEPH Mendes has been told to leave Reading FC after an injury-plagued two years at Madejski Stadium.

The 27-year-old striker endured two frustrating seasons in Berkshire niggling injuries and operations kept him out of action for months on end.

He did make a sensational comeback with a brace against Aston Villa in his debut season but suffered another setback later that summer.

The former Le Havre forward, along with midfielder Stephen Quinn, has been told he will need to find a new club this summer as boss Paul Clement looks to rebuild his Reading FC side.

A club spokesman said: "The French forward has missed much of this season through injury, playing a part in just four games in 2017-18.

"Injury-troubled midfielder Stephen Quinn, meanwhile, has played just twice since October 2016 so leaves the club at the end of his deal in June."

Meanwhile, forgotten men Deniss Rakels and goalkeeper Jonathan Bond have also been told their contracts will not be extended.

Rakels spent last season out on loan in Poland while Bond enjoyed a spell at League One side Peterborough United.

Reading have however triggered a clause in Anssi Jaakola's contract which will see him remain in Berkshire until the end of next season.

The spokesman continued: "Jaakkola has largely played understudy to Ali Al Habsi and Vito Mannone during his two years at Madejski Stadium to date.

"However, he has proven his undoubted ability when called upon to play in crucial games this season, recording three clean sheets and helping the team pick up points which proved crucial both at home and away to Bolton and against Leeds here at Madejski Stadium."

New deals have also been offered to young shot-stoppers Luke Southwood and Lewis Ward.

Academy players Moroyin Omolabi, Cameron Green, Jazz Wallace, Jack Nolan, Akinwale Odimayo, Jamal Balogun and Andre Burley will all put pen to paper on fresh terms.