His last appearance in black and amber came just three weeks later, in a 2-0 loss at Cardiff City.
John Taylor, who had replaced Beck in the manager's chair, released Austin when it became apparent that United were doomed to relegation from Division Two.
After joining Kettering Town for the rest of 2001/02, he returned to League football with Bristol Rovers, and went on to play for Swansea, Chesterfield, Darlington and Boston United. He later worked as a coach with Scunthorpe United's academy.
He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April of this year.
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