Burnley defender Richard Eckersley leaves club

Richard Eckersley
Eckersley's last Burnley appearance was in August 2010

Burnley defender Richard Eckersley has left Turf Moor by mutual consent after making just four appearances in over two years.

The 22-year-old, who joined the Clarets in 2009, still had 18 months to run on his contract.

All of his Burnley appearances came in cup competitions and he spent time on loan with Plymouth, Bradford, Bury and Toronto FC.

Salford-born Eckersley began his career as a trainee with Manchester United.