Cardiff City have released defender Armand Traore from their ranks just a week into the January transfer window.
The defender was resigned just days before Neil Warnock’s departure in November, but the 30-year-old failed to get up to match fitness as he never made a matchday squad under new manager Neil Harris, who has now chosen to make the decision to let him leave The Cardiff City Stadium, reports WalesOnline.
The Senegalese appeared four times during the 2017-2018 season for the Bluebirds as he has suffered a tough few years off the pitch with regular injuries and a lack of game-time.
The left-back was signed as adequate back-up to first-choice Joe Bennett but despite the 29-year-old having missed the past couple of games with a nasty eye injury, Traore has still found himself left completely out of the squad.
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Harris may now go searching for another left-back with other senior choice Greg Cunningham out injured for the rest of the season because of an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury sustained while on loan at Blackburn Rovers.
Traore was brought in as short-term cover by Warnock at the start of November and despite the change in management, he failed to prove his sharpness to Harris on the training ground.
The experienced defender has now gone back to square one as he has been left to find another club again, which may prove a struggle with his match sharpness, minutes accumulated on the pitch and overall fitness not being the best in recent years.