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Darren Murray released from contract with Cliftonville

By Conor McLaughlin

Cliftonville last night announced the release of striker Darren Murray. The 24-year-old has not featured for the Reds since making a goalscoring appearance in the 2-1 victory over Ballinamallard United on August 27 and last night took to social media to confirm his departure from Solitude.

"I've came to an agreement with Cliftonville Football Club to be released from my contract," he said.

Citing a "mutual agreement" between himself and the Reds, the former Donegal Celtic ace added: "I haven't been able to play the part I wish I had. Injuries and not enough playing time have made me make this decision with the club agreeing.

"I wish everyone at the club the best and hope to see them back at the top soon. Once a red, always a red."

Cliftonville, who completed a lengthy pursuit of the striker when he arrived from Portadown in January, confirmed via a brief statement that "Darren Murray is no longer a Cliftonville player".

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