Jermaine Pennant has left Billericay Town after just four months with the ambitious Bostik League Premier club.
Pennant joined the Blues in August but has failed to live up to expectations since making the move.
The former Arsenal and Liverpool midfielder scored just once in his time at the AGP Arena, and he has now come to an agreement with the club to terminate his contract.
Owner/manager Glenn Tamplin said it was an amicable end to Pennant’s spell, telling his club`s official website: “Jermaine Pennant has left the club.
“We can’t afford to pay players on Jermaine’s wage that aren’t in the starting XI.
“Jermaine plays the same position as Sam Deering and that is a problem. Jermiane is a big name and I think he needed to stand out like Sam Deering does, and he didn’t.
“But he departs on very good terms and we wish him all the best.”
Pennant’s departure comes five weeks after another of Billericay`s high-profile signings, Paul Konchesky, left the club.