Ross County defender Jamie Reckord has played his last game for the Staggies after being allowed to leave by manager Jim McIntyre.
Reckord has fallen out of favour recently, having not featured for the Dingwall side since being sent off in the 2-1 victory against Hamilton Accies on February 20.
The left back initially made a strong impression after joining County in October 2014 following his release by English club Wolves, making his debut in a 3-0 win against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park the next month before starting every remaining game last season.
Following the addition of former Aberdeen and Rangers full back Richard Foster last summer, the Englishman has struggled to hold down a place this season, making 21 appearances.
Reckord’s contract had been due to expire at the end of the season but the 24-year-old has been granted an early release by the Highlanders.
Another factor which has limited Reckord’s opportunities recently has been the emergence of youngster Chris McLaughlin, whose debut in February’s 3-0 defeat by Dundee United was followed by his second start in Saturday’s 1-0 Scottish Premiership victory against Partick Thistle.
McIntyre is pleased with the 18-year-old’s progress and is keen to tie down the former Dundee United youth player for next season.
McIntyre said: “Chris has done very well when he’s come in and he’s a talented young player.
“He will be offered a new contract.”