Three former Reading stars have been released by League Two clubs as the season comes to an end.

12 players are departing Berkshire after relegation from the Championship, while former Royals from League One to National League South have been tasked with finding new clubs.

Take a look at the three players let go from the fourth tier below.

 Jordan Mutch

Only a loanee in Berkshire and never a permanent player, the midfielder scored once in nine appearances as Jaap Stam's men reached the Championship play-off final.

Previously a Premier League regular with the likes of Cardiff City and Crystal Palace, the 31-year-old has struggled since his 2019 release from Selhurst Park.

Playing in Canada, South Korea, Norway and Australia; Mutch joined Crawley Town in March.

Scoring once in four appearances for the Red Devils, he is now on the look-out for a fifth club in three years.

Adrian Mariappa

A vastly-experienced defender, Mariappa rose through the ranks at Watford and played almost 350 times for the Hornets over two spells.

Joining Reading under Brian McDermott in 2012, the former Jamaica captain played just 33 times before his 2013 exit after relegation back to the Championship.

Leaving Vicarage Road for the second time in 2020, the 36-year-old has spent time with Burton Albion, Bristol City and Macarthur FC in Australia.

Joining Salford City in March, he played nine times and his spell ended in heartbreak as his penalty was saved in their play-off defeat to Stockport County.

Jake Taylor

A Reading-born midfielder who rose through the academy, the midfielder scored three times in 36 appearances for the first team.

After six loan spells, he exited RG2 permanently in 2016 and spent six years with Exeter City- playing over 260 times.

Moving to Stevenage last summer, the 31-year-old was a crucial member of Steve Evans' side to win promotion to League One, featuring over 50 times.

However, choosing to move on, he has now signed for National League Eastleigh.

The Spitfires' manager, Lee Bradbury, said: “Jake’s been somebody I’ve liked for years. He is a great central midfielder with energy and can run the game with his intelligence and his play.

He gets goals as well as being a really good team player. It’s a marquee signing for the football club to attract somebody that has been promoted out of League Two this season is excellent. Thank you to the club for allowing me to sign him.”