Scott Allardice has left Dundee United after nine years.
The Dundonian came up through the club’s youth ranks but has struggled to break into the first team, making six league appearances.
Allardice, 20, spent time on loan at East Fife last season and Dunfermline this term.
A club statement said the midfielder-cum-defender has left the club “after both parties mutually agreed to end his contract.”
Allardice said: “I’d like to thank everyone at Dundee United for the past nine years with a special thanks to all the academy coaches I worked with.
“Ideally, the last 18 months would have gone better, but it is the right time to move on to a new, fresh challenge elsewhere.
“I wish the club all the best for the rest of the season.”