Craig Samson released by Kilmarnock

Samson (right) has been relegated to the role of substitute since Jamie MacDonald arrived at the club. Picture: SNS
Samson (right) has been relegated to the role of substitute since Jamie MacDonald arrived at the club. Picture: SNS
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KILMARNOCK have terminated the contract of Craig Samson by mutual agreement after the goalkeeper spent two seasons in Ayrshire.

Samson has recently been relegated to the role of back-up after Gary Locke opted to sign Jamie MacDonald as first choice stopper.

Instead of seeing out the majority of his final year on the substitutes’ bench, Samson has opted to pursue first team opportunities elsewhere.

Kilmarnock confirmed the player’s departure in a short statement.

It read: “Kilmarnock FC and Craig Samson have mutually agreed the termination of Craig’s contract, which had entered its final season.

“The club would like to record its thanks to Craig for his dedication and professionalism and wishes him every success in the future.”

Samson has made over 200 league appearances across Scotland, including stints with Ross County, Dundee and a three-year spell with St Mirren.