Burnley Football Club can confirm that the remainder of the contract of defender Richard Eckersley has been cancelled by mutual consent.
The former Manchester United full-back had 18 months left to run on his existing deal at Turf Moor but is now free to find another club.
Eckersley joined the Clarets from Old Trafford in July, 2009 under former boss Owen Coyle but went on to make just a handful of appearances for the club.
The 22-year-old spent spells out on loan with Plymouth Argyle, Bradford City, Bury and Toronto FC. And Major League Soccer side Toronto and now reportedly keen to sign Eckersley on a permanent basis ahead of their new season.
Burnley FC would like to thank Richard for his services and wishes him well in his future career.