Leeds United and Wolves both terminate contracts of experienced players

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Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers have cut ties with experienced, but ultimately unwanted players.

Two Championship clubs have announced in quick succession they have cut ties with veteran players. 

As the final hours of deadline day draw to a close, Leeds United confirmed via their club website that midfielder David Norris would be released.

They stated: "The club have terminated the 33-year-old's contract by mutual consent and he is now free to find an alternative club."

Leeds were surely waiting to see if there was any interest arising in the midfielder on deadline day, but with none materialising, have since decided to let him join another club regardless.

Norris has played just two games in the last two seasons, his last appearance coming under Dave Hockaday in August, the match which led to the head coach being fired, a League Cup defeat to Bradford City.

Their announcement was promptly followed by that of Wolves, who have decided to allow Roger Johnson an immediate departure from the club after an unsuccessful spell at Molineux.

Signed in 2011 under Mick McCarthy, Johnson failed to live up to his price tag and was heavily criticised by fans, unable to prevent successive relegations.

The 31-year-old centre back had not played a single game this season for Wolves upon their return to the Championship.

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