Corby Town have terminated the contract of goalkeeper Paul Walker by mutual consent.
Steelmen boss Tommy Wright had previously revealed that he was planning on sending the stopper out on loan but Walker has now left the club having been the longest serving player at the time of doing so.
Walker was signed by then-manager Ian Sampson in the summer of 2012 and was named the supporters’ player of the season for both 2013-14 and the last campaign in which he helped the club win the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division title.
Walker made over 150 appearances for the club but Wright believes now is the right time for a change.
The Steelmen boss said: “Unfortunately things haven’t worked out to plan this season for a number of reasons, so both parties have agreed that a fresh start is what he needs.
“By agreeing to terminate his deal, Walks is now free to seek another club immediately.
“On behalf of myself, Dave (assistant-manager Clarke), the players and everyone associated with the club I would like to thank Walks for his years of great service and loyalty to Corby Town.
“Nobody will forget the man of the match performances throughout his time here, or his defining saves away at Histon and Poole last season.
“I still believe he is one of the best shot stoppers in non-League football and I truly wish him all the best for the future.”