Western Sydney Wanderers have terminated the contracts of Chris Herd and Jerrad Tyson by mutual consent.
Former Socceroo Herd is on the move yet again, this time back to England for 'family reasons'. It appears unlikely now Herd will ever truly reclaim a career that began with so much potential at Aston Villa.
There were claims upon his return to Australia that Western Sydney could provide a new lease on life for the 29-year-old, however poor form and stiff competition in the Wanderers' midfield soon put those to rest.
“I would like to thank the Wanderers, the coaching staff, office staff, players and the fans,” said Herd.
“I had a great time at the club and I want to wish my teammates and the club good luck and all the best for the rest of the season.”
Tyson is a long-serving Wanderer with four years at the club over two separate spells, although the reserve goalkeeper only accumulated nine A-League appearances in that time.
The 28-year-old broke into the A-League with Gold Coast United, before other lean spells at North Queensland Fury and Perth Glory.
“Leaving and goodbyes are never easy, particularly when it's to a club, a group of players, club staff and fans that mean so much to you,” said Tyson.
“The last 12 months have been very difficult returning from injury but the support and care of all those above, in particular my teammates, have made it possible and I'm forever grateful for that.
“As a professional I've always been driven to play at the top level. Now fully fit, my motivation is stronger than ever to achieve this, leading to my decision to leave the Wanderers in search of regular game time.
“Thank you to all who have supported my journey over the last two seasons. A part of me will always be Red & Black and I wish the club, my teammates and the fans all the best in the future."