The 24-year-old Glasgow Rangers forward was released by the Ibrox club on Monday.
Rangers' preparations for next season are already well under way, with work on improving the club's squad having begun months ago.
Mark Warburton's side have already announced the summer arrivals of Accrington duo Josh Windass and Matt Crooks, and Liverpool starlet Jordan Rossiter, and speculation has been mounting in recent days over a potential move for Burnley midfielder Joey Barton.
However, they have also begun culling some of the lesser-used talent from their squad, and on Monday it was announced that forward Nicky Clark has left the club after he was not offered a new contract.
Clark began his career with the Gers as a 12-year-old, but did not play professionally for his local club until he moved back to Ibrox from Queen of the South in 2013.
Throughout his career with the Gers the forward was used mainly as a substitute, but he still managed to rack up 23 goals in 102 matches despite only 48 of those appearances being starts.
However, he was sparingly used during the final weeks of this season, and he incurred the wrath of many a Rangers fan for his perceived culpability in Hibernian's winning goal in extra-time of the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park at the weekend.
Now, Clark has officially been released by the club as they look ahead to life in the Premiership, with veteran Kenny Miller and top scorer Martyn Waghorn amongst those players ahead of him in the pecking order in attack.
Numerous Gers fans took to Twitter to express their sentiment towards the striker, who may not have been the best player to grace Ibrox, but undoubtedly contributed to the club's rise back to the big time over the last few years.
Cheers for everything @nickyclark91 glad you got to play for ur boyhood team. Best of luck for the future— Ross McGuinness (@RossMcG91) May 23, 2016
@nickyclark91 thank you for everything. Here through most of the journey. We wont forget. ⚪️— lewis (@lewisdee98) May 23, 2016
All the best to Nicky Clark in the future who has today been released from Rangers, shame it didn't work out pic.twitter.com/IxmYkzGMMQ— RangersLinfieldFC (@bluesbrothers86) May 23, 2016
Heartbroken that Nicky Clark has left— Fick Dich (@McNeillFraser) May 23, 2016
Thank you @nickyclark91 Don't feel you were given a fair crack of the whip but thank you for the part you played and all the best— Eddie Boinski (@thebigleboinski) May 23, 2016
Sad to see @nickyclark91 leaving also today great professional and never ever gave up least he lived the dream of playing for his team ⚪️— TheBeardedAssassin (@SamBreingan27) May 23, 2016
Nicky Clark was treated appallingly by McCoist and never recovered. Good luck to the fella elsewhere.— Neil Turner (@neil_t_75) May 23, 2016
— Mark Greig (@Shota1872) May 23, 2016
Good luck to Nicky Clark i liked him and thought he was decent player,just never got the game time!! all the best Clarky Son
To be honest Nicky Clark could have been a Rangers legend but he was ruined by poor coaches imo, good luck to him— Tommo (@AndyJT75) May 23, 2016
Sad to see Nicky Clark go. Truth is he wasn't given a chance under McCoist and wasn't good enough for Warbs.— Lee. (@WhatSunnn_) May 23, 2016
For others, however, there was less emotion surrounding his departure, with many reflecting on the fact that the attacker was perhaps simply not good enough to stick with the club in the Premiership.
Nicky clark been released makes up for that at the weekend— Lee Campbell (@leecampbell29) May 23, 2016
Nicky Clark was rotten, his body language on Saturday was shocking, we have higher standards than him, glad he's going— Darren WATP (@Rangers54c) May 23, 2016
Expected a lot more from Nicky Clark to be fair. Average player but all the best wherever he ends up— Ross Findlay (@Finbar_72) May 23, 2016
Nicky Clark released. An example that sometimes effort & commitment isn't enough, the quality was just not there unfortunately. All the best— Jack McLintock (@JackM1312) May 23, 2016
So glad that Nicky Clark has been released— Liam (@liam_bowes) May 23, 2016
Nicky Clark is the perfect example of a one season wonder. Was never good enough for us. Wish him the best though.— Shaun McWilliam (@IbroxGamer) May 23, 2016
Nicky Clark has been released from Rangers. So there is a God.— John James Bird (@JJBRD_89) May 23, 2016