Ipswich Town release midfielder Colin Healy

Colin Healy
Healy made two appearances for Ipswich this season

Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Colin Healy has left Ipswich Town by mutual consent.

The 31-year-old, who joined Town from Cork City in the summer of 2009 and made 29 appearances, scoring two goals.

The former Celtic, Coventry, Sunderland, Livingston, Barnsley and Bradford player signed a new one-year contract in the summer.

Healy had a loan spell at Falkirk last season, making 17 appearances for the Scottish side.

Ipswich boss Paul Jewell told the club website: "Colin is a terrific pro but he's not had the first-team football he was looking for this season.

"Agreeing to bring his contract to an end gives him the opportunity to find himself a new club for the rest of the season."

Meanwhile Jewell has brought goalkeeper Richard Wright back to Portman Road for a third spell.

34-year-old Wright, who has played more than 300 times for Town, has signed a short-term contract until the end of the season.