Marc McAusland has left St.Mirren by ‘mutual consent’ with his contract being terminated with immediate effect.
The 26 year old went off injured during the 3-0 defeat to Ross County on Monday, that realistically consigned the Buddies to relegation.
Speaking to the official St.Mirren website, McAusland said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at St Mirren FC especially Danny Lennon who brought me back to the Club, this gave me the opportunity to play for the team I have supported all my life.
“Throughout the past few seasons I have had some great times which culminated in winning the League Cup Final in 2013 which fulfilled a boyhood dream for any Saints fan to lift a national trophy at Hampden. There have also been some disappointments along the way including most of this season which has been difficult for us all.
“Having been at the Club for the majority of my life and career I feel it is now an appropriate time to seek a fresh challenge elsewhere and I would like to thank all the supporters who got behind me and my teammates and I hope they will continue to support the Club positively in the future.
“I wish everyone connected with St Mirren good luck and I’m sure that it won’t be long until the good times will return and I look forward to coming back to support the Club when I can.”
McAusland was part of the Buddies side that won the Scottish League Cup in 2013 under then manager Danny Lennon.