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Hoops midfielder seeks contract termination for personal reasons and will now join up with Scottish First Division outfit Dumbarton

Shamrock Rovers have confirmed that midfielder Chris Turner has left the club by mutual consent in order to join up with Scottish First Division side Dumbarton.

The 25-year-old, who had just two months remaining on his contract, sought the departure for personal reasons. A statement on the official Shamrock Rovers website read: "The move is for personal reasons on the player's behalf, and for this reason was facilitated by Shamrock Rovers.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank Chris for his service to the club over the past three seasons and wish him the best for his future career."

Turner began his career at Derby County before signing for Sligo Rovers in 2006. The former Northern Ireland youth international also had spells at Bohemians, Partick Thistle and Dundalk before signing for Shamrock Rovers in 2010, where he helped the team to back-to-back league titles and Setanta Cup glory.

Turner will now join up with Scottish First Division side Dumbarton where he will link up with manager Alan Adamson.