Veteran goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown has been released by League One side Crawley Town, the club have confirmed.
The 33-year-old only made the step down from the Championship last season, following his release from Leeds United.
Ashdown has spent the majority of his playing career on the south coast with Portsmouth, making 109 appearances between 2004-2012 in the Premier League and the Championship and was part of the squad who won the FA Cup under Harry Redknapp in 2008.
The shot-stopper who started his career at Reading has also had loan spells at Bournemouth and Norwich City. However, as Ashdown prepares to look for a new club he could make a move to his old side Portsmouth who are now sat in League Two.
Crawley manager John Gregory told www.crawlytownfc.com: “After bringing in Lewis Price we had three goalkeepers which is one too many. Jamie wants to be closer to his family so we all felt it was best if he was given the opportunity to find a club nearer home.”
He added: “He has been a model professional in his short time with us and we wish him all the best for the future.”