Khizanishvili likely to depart

Blackburn Rovers

Zurab Khizanishvili is expected to leave Blackburn this summer after his loan spell at Reading came to an end.

The defender is out of contract at Ewood Park and is likely to move on after he failed to help the Royals secure promotion to the Premier League in Monday’s play-off final.

The 29-year-old Georgia skipper told BBC Radio Berkshire: “I still don’t know my future but I’ll maybe decide next month.

“I will wish all the best for this club because it is the perfect club. I am proud to spend time with these guys.”

He will now join up with Georgia ahead of their Euro 2012 qualifier with Croatia on Friday and added: “I’m going home for national team (duties) and we have Croatia away so it’s another big game I have to play next week.

“So I just need to clean up myself tomorrow and over the next few days.”