Official: Wellington Phoenix release striker Mirjan Pavlovic

The former Jets striker has now left his second A-League club, with the Phoenix announcing his departure by mutual consent on Wednesday Indonesia   By JAMES RANSON

Mirjan Pavlovic has left Wellington Phoenix by mutual consent, the A-League club announced on Wednesday.

The former Newcastle Jets striker played 25 games for the Phoenix and scored two goals, having arrived in 2010 from New South Wales Premier League club Sydney United.

He was loaned out to United during the last off-season after playing only a limited role for the Phoenix in 2011-12.

He has not been seen in Wellington since, with the Phoenix announcing in October the 23-year-old would be out of professional football for the foreseeable future because of an unspecified medical condition.

In a brief statement on Wednesday, the club said his contract had been terminated by mutual consent and added: "The Wellington Phoenix management wish to thank Mirjan for his services and wish him every success in his football career."

Pavlovic started just one game during his two seasons with the club and the arrival of Belgian striker Stein Huysegems, Jeremy Brockie and youngsters Tyler Boyd and Louis Fenton meant the Croatian-born forward was always going to face an uphill battle to become a regular for coach Ricki Herbert this season.

Pavlovic's two goals were scored in the 5-2 thrashing of the Jets in December, 2011.

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