Akpo Sodje and Michael Hart leave Hibernian

Hibernian striker Akpo Sodje
Sodje scored seven goals in 30 games for Hibernian

Hibernian's Nigerian striker Akpo Sodje has left after a year at Easter Road.

Sodje scored seven goals in 30 appearances for the Edinburgh club and has left by mutual agreement, says the club's website.

Following Sodje out of Leith is the former Livingston, Aberdeen and Preston defender Michael Hart.

"Hibernian would like to thank Akpo for his contribution and we wish him every success as he embarks on the next chapter in his career," said the club.

Sodje joined Hibs from Charlton and before that played for Sheffield Wednesday, Port Vale and Darlington.

Hart departs after 29 appearances since moving to Easter Road in the summer of 2010.

Hibs manager Pat Fenlon has been busy reshaping his team to try to drag them up the Scottish Premier League table.

And earlier in the month Victor Palsson, Junior Agogo, Matthew Thornhill and David Crawford were released.

At the end of December Fenlon signed Eoin Doyle from Sligo Rovers until the end of season 2012/13.

And in January he has added several players on loan: striker Roy O'Donovan and defender James McPake from Coventry City, Wolves right back Matt Doherty, Norwich City right-back George Francomb and midfielder Jorge Claros from Honduran side Motagua.

In addition, free agent Gambian full-back Pa Saikou Kujabi joined on an 18-month contract.