Paddy Quinn's Newry City career is over after he agreed his release from the club.
The Dundalk-based midfielder has struggled to hold down a regular place in the first-team since Roy Coyle took him from Portadown.
Current manager Gerry Flynn informed the player that his chances would be limited this season and he decided to accept the offer of a free transfer.
" It made sense for Paddy to leave the club because he was a fair way down the pecking order," said Flynn.
"Richard Clarke and Stephen Ferguson have been holding onto their places in the midfield and they will be hard to dislodge.
"Paddy worked hard in pre-season and his attitude has been good, but he doesn't fit into the way I want to play and it is better that he moves on rather than be stuck in the reserves until January."
Quinn will be permitted to sign for a new club even though the transfer window period has now elapsed and he is expected to sign on elsewhere in the Irish League.
Larne manager Paul Curran had spoken to Flynn in the last couple of weeks about taking Quinn to Inver Park, but didn't follow up that interest before the transfer deadline last Friday.
Quinn's former club Glenavon are understood to be watching developments.