Aberdeen release summer signing Chris Forrester

Chris Forrester has signed for St Pat's Athletic.
Chris Forrester has signed for St Pat's Athletic.

Aberdeen have terminated the contract of summer signing Chris Forrester.

He made only eight appearances – one start – since arriving from Peterborough for a reported £200,000.

Manager Derek McInnes said:  “It’s with a lot of sadness and regret that we’ve terminated Chris’s contract. At his request we’ve allowed him to be back with his family in Ireland.

“He’s had a lot to contend with in his personal life and as a club, we have an understanding of the situation and we wish him well with his future career.”

Forrester’s only start came against St Johnstone, in which he was substituted at half-time. After two-and-a-half months without a game, he returned as a substitute in the 5-1 win over Dundee in December.