Alan O'Brien leaves struggling Swindon Town

Alan O'Brien
O'Brien played in last season's League One play-off final for Swindon

Swindon Town winger Alan O'Brien has left the League One relegation strugglers by mutual consent.

The 26-year-old Republic of Ireland cap has made just one 14-minute substitute appearance since Paul Hart's arrival as manager in March.

He joined Swindon on a two-year deal from Hibernian in July 2009 and made 40 appearances, although 27 of those were from the bench.

Hart told BBC Wiltshire: "He wasn't going to be a part of what we did."

He added: "We thought it would be fair to give him a chance to get ahead of the game in terms of finding a new club before the rush."

Hart had revealed earlier this month that O'Brien was unlikely to feature for him again.

O'Brien, who started his professional career with Newcastle and also had a loan spell at Carlisle, won five caps for his country in 2006 and 2007 under Steve Staunton.

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