Reading defender Harlee Dean has thrown doubt over his future on a podcast appearance.

The 32-year-old arrived last summer after six years with Birmingham City but managed just 16 appearances due to a mixture of injuries and being unfancied by manager Ruben Selles.

A vastly experienced EFL defender, the supporters are yet to be won over but the former Brentford captain still has a year to run on his deal.

Speaking on Keep Right On, a Birmingham City podcast, Dean could not commit to still being at the club come the end of the transfer window.

Quizzed on whether he could see himself notching 40 or more appearances for the club, he replied: "It may not be Reading, it might be somewhere else, but I’m just looking to get fit and play as many games as I possibly can and enjoy it as well.

"I’ve still got a lot to offer, especially in League One, I just need to get playing and get consistently playing- there's nothing better than playing game on game on game for your fitness, and robustness and that’s what protects you."

Dean featured for the Royals in the first pre-season fixture of the campaign, a 2-0 win over Watford.

The club are unable to bring any players in until progress is made with the long-standing ownership saga.