Sheffield Wednesday confirmed on their official site on Tuesday that midfielder Rhys McCabe has been released after three years at Hillsborough.
The Owls finished in 13th place in the Championship this season, and wasted no time in announcing their retained list, with Lewis Buxton, Giles Coke, Paul Corry, Rafa Floro, Dejan Kelhar, Gary Madine, Joe Mattock, Jacques Maghoma, Matt Young and Kamil Zayatte failing to earn contract extensions.
All are now free agents ahead of the summer transfer window, but one of the most intriguing names on the list was midfielder McCabe.
The 22-year-old midfielder came through the ranks at Rangers, and was considered as something of a hot prospect at Ibrox having made nine first-team appearances in the 2011/12 season.
Yet when Rangers were demoted to the fourth tier of Scottish football in 2012, McCabe decided that he didn't want to stick with the club, and instead chose to leave Ibrox as a free agent, penning a three-year deal with Sheffield Wednesday.
Yet having failed to really make an impact at Hillsborough, McCabe was loaned out to Portsmouth last season, and with just three appearances in all competitions for Wednesday this term, McCabe has now been released, becoming a free agent.
After his exit from Rangers three years ago, McCabe told the Glasgow Evening Times that he didn't want to leave and was still a Rangers supporter, meaning he may want a return to Ibrox this summer.
However, Rangers fans took to Twitter after hearing the news, and were far from sympathetic with their former prospect, suggesting that it serves him right for leaving Rangers when they needed him most.
Well done Rhys McCabe, that move worked out great— Robyn (@Robyn1872) May 5, 2015
Rhys McCabe released by Sheffield Wednesday? To think he was one of the first to bail on us as well eh...— WATP Magazine (@WATP_Magazine) May 5, 2015
Hard to feel sorry for Rhys McCabe. He shouldn't have treated Rangers and the fans they way he did.— London Blue Nose (@londonbluenose) May 5, 2015
Rhys McCabe released from Sheffield Wednesday, serves him right for leaving Rangers when they needed him!— Andrew Hamilton (@awol5) May 5, 2015
That reaction from Rangers fans suggests that McCabe wouldn't be welcomed back at Ibrox - even though they could snap him up for nothing after his release.