BEN Turner’s Burton Albion contract has been terminated by mutual consent.
The defender joined the Brewers in the summer of 2016 and he was an important signing as Burton Albion looked to build a side to compete in The Championship.
But the player and club have both agreed to end his contract so that he can become a free agent and pursue his career elsewhere.
Brewers manager Nigel Clough said: “We sat down with Ben earlier in the week and we told him that it was unlikely we would be able to offer him anything for next season and we therefore wanted to do the best we could to help him get fixed up. The rebuilding is going on looking ahead to next season and this is part of it.
“Ben has been brilliant for us for two and a half years but now this is the best thing all round for all parties.
“Once you become a free agent, there are always clubs looking for players after the deadline. Players who are free agents are in a pretty good position.”
Turner has been sidelined by a calf injury picked up in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Manchester City.
Clough said: “Hopefully it will only be a couple of weeks or so until he’s back fit, so he can stay with us while he recovers and then will be a free agent. We think that’s the best way of helping him. That shows how much we think of Ben and we want to help him as much as we can.”