Ian Dunbavin has brought an end to his long association with Accrington Stanley.
The 34-year-old keeper signed a two-year deal with the Reds last summer but Stanley confirmed at the weekend that that contract has been terminated by mutual agreement.
‘Bavs’ arrived from Halifax ahead of the 2006/07 season, Stanley’s first since returning to the Football League, and went on to make 169 appearances for the club.
He played just five games under James Beattie last term before finishing the campaign on loan at Chesterfield.
“While it saddens me to leave the club after eight great years, I depart with many happy memories,” Dunbavin said. “I would like to thank everyone that shared them with me – the fans, staff and management of the wonderful club that is Accrington Stanley.
“I wish the club and everyone involved well, and will be forever grateful for the opportunity to have been part of Accrington Stanley Football Club for so long.”
A club statement read: “Everyone at the club would like to thank ‘Bavs’ for all he’s done for us in his time here and wish him all the best for the future.”
His departure left Beattie with a squad of 17 after 20-year-old striker Marcus Carver became the seventh out-of-contract player to sign on for next season.