Scunthorpe United have cancelled the contract of Clayton Lewis by mutual consent.
The 22-year-old arrived at the club in October 2017 after departing Auckland City and over the next two years would go onto make 23 appearances for the first team, scoring one goal.
That goal came on his debut two years ago to the day, in the Checkatrade Trophy against Doncaster Rovers. Of those 23 appearances, four were league starts.
During his time with the club, he added to his New Zealand international caps, with four senior appearances, and seven caps for the Under-23s as the side qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
Speaking about his departure, he said: "I’d like to thank everyone at the club for making me feel so welcome during my time at Scunthorpe United and I am very grateful to have been given an opportunity to come and play football in England, but after being given a chance to play games back in New Zealand, I feel like it is an opportunity to get back to playing regularly.
"In doing this, I am hoping to further my career back home, as I work towards being in the New Zealand Under-23s’ manager’s thoughts for the Olympics in Tokyo next year."
We would like to thank Clayton for his efforts while with the Iron, and wish him all the best for the future.