Midfielder Paul McLaren has left Tranmere Rovers after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent on Friday.
McLaren was a year and a half into his second spell at the club having starred under Ronnie Moore in the 2006/07 and 2007/08 seasons but found himself out of the first team regularly after suffering from various injuries.
It comes as good news to most Tranmere fans, who saw McLaren as a consistent weak link in the midfield; citing him as lazy and regularly criticising the 34 year-old’s performances.
Manager Les Parry said: ‘I’m sorry to see Paul leave the Club but at this stage of his career he felt that he needed to play regular first team football so we’ve decided to give him the chance to join another club where he will get an opportunity to play.
‘During his time at the Club Paul has been a valuable member of the squad and a model professional and I wish him all the best for the rest of his career.’