Aston Villa are pushing for a play-off place under Dean Smith, but one player who won't be playing a role in the run-in is Jordan Lyden.
The Australian midfielder, 23, came up through the Villa ranks, but has made just seven first-team appearances for the club.
Lyden's future at Villa Park was already looking murky after years of being a forgotten man, but things got even worse for him in January.
After a loan spell with Oldham Athletic, Lyden returned to Villa at the start of 2019, but then suffered a freak training ground injury to rule him out for the rest of the season.
It now seems that Lyden has ultimately played his final game for Villa, as reports from The Sun on Sunday (17/3; page 57) suggested that his contract wouldn't be extended this summer.
Now, Lyden has taken to Instagram to confirm the news is true, and he will be leaving Villa Park when his contract expires at the end of the campaign.
Lyden posted an emotional message to fans, thanking everybody at the club who helped him whilst wishing Villa the best in their bid to return to the Premier League.
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Unfortunately my 14 years at Aston Villa has come to an end Ive had many ups and downs throughout my time here but it’s been a very enjoyable journey would like to thank every single person involved in the club for helping me grow as a player, a person and also sticking by me through my injuries! I wish Aston Villa the very best in reaching their goal of getting back into the premier league where the club belongs! One door closes...another one opens now time to start a new chapter
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