Cliftonville release striker Mark Holland

Mark Holland
Mark Holland scored 41 goals in 206 Cliftonville appearances

Cliftonville have released experienced striker Mark Holland.

New Reds boss Tommy Breslin said that the club was unable to offer Holland the "the regular football that he feels he needs at this stage of his career".

"Mark has always been a model professional and a real pleasure to work with," added Breslin.

Holland, 32, joined the Reds in 2005 and netted both goals in the 2007 County Antrim Shield final win over his former club Lisburn Distillery.

The striker also netted the winning goal in the InterToto Cup defeat of FC Dinaberg - the first European win in Cliftonville's history.

Holland scored 41 goals in 206 Cliftonville appearances.

Breslin has been active in the transfer market since being appointed to the Solitude role.

Signings include former Bangor, Larne and Ballymena United goalkeeper Ryan Brown, former Newry defender John Convery and ex-Glentoran midfielder Peter Steele.