Aberdeen have ripped up have the contract of veteran midfielder Chris Clark, the club has announced.

The 33-year-old started his career with the Pittodrie outfit in 2000 before moving onto Plymouth Argyle eight years later.

He returned to the north east in 2011 but a knee injury sustained in pre-season has prevented him from featuring art all for Derek McInnes' side this season.

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The Dons have now decided to release the player following 277 appearances and 13 goals for the club.

In a statement released on their official website, the club said: "Aberdeen Football Club has terminated the contract of Chris Clark. A long standing servant of the Club, Chris has fully recovered from the injury he sustained in a pre-season game in Ireland but has been unable to force his way into first team contention.

"Everyone at Pittodrie wishes Chris all the very best for the future."