Delaney departs Ipswich

  • Last Updated: August 30 2012, 16:02 BST

Ipswich have parted company with 31-year-old defender Damien Delaney by mutual consent.

Damien Delaney: The time seems right to move on

The Republic of Ireland international was out of contract at the end of the season having made the move to Portman Road in the summer of 2009.

Delaney went on to make 105 appearances for the Suffolk club, scoring three goals in the process.

But he struggled to secure a regular first team berth last season and has not been involved this, leading to his early departure.

"I have enjoyed my time at Ipswich but it seems the right time to move on," he told the club's official website.

"I have been here three and a half years now and am probably the longest serving player at the club but not being in the side made me think about my future and it's time for a change.

"I'd like to wish the club the best of luck for the future."

Ipswich manager Paul Jewell said: "Damien has been a good servant to the club and we thank him for that and wish him every success."