Bunyodkor coach Mirjalol Qosimov said David Carney is free to join another club after failing to meet the standard expected of a foreign signing at the Uzbekistan giant.
Carney is a notable absentee from his side's squad to play Adelaide United in the first leg of the AFC Champions League quarter-final tie at Hindmarsh Stadium on Wednesday.
Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Qosimov said Carney hasn't produced the type of results that are expected of a foreign marquee and that the Socceroos regular is free to look elsewhere.
"When we signed Carney, we hoped that he would help us in the Champions League and the domestic league but at this moment I have better local players in his position to choose from," Qosimov said via a translator. "He is a foreign player and he must be better than the local players, but his results have not been so good and so for that reason he's stayed in Tashkent."
Qosimov said it is a shame the Australian defender doesn't apply the same commitment at club level as he does to the Socceroos.
"When he plays with the Socceroos he does better than what he does with us," Qosimov said. "He must show the same results for the club, the club comes first and for this reason he has stayed in Tashkent."
Qosimov stressed that while the 28 year-old is still on the books at the Uzbekistan side, the coach will not stand in his way if another offer comes along.
"At this point Carney is still a player at our club but if he finds another club, he can join them."
Bunyodkor takes on Adelaide United on Wednesday evening at Hindmarsh Stadium, looking to avenge its loss to the Reds in the group stage. The return leg is in Tashkent's JAR Stadium on 4 October (AEDT).
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