Rohan Ricketts leaves Exeter City for Canada

Rohan Ricketts

Rohan Ricketts has left Exeter City less than a month after joining the club on a free transfer.

Ricketts has tweeted that he is going to Canada to set up a football academy in Toronto.

"So excited to have so much interest in the RRAcademy from various clubs in Canada," Rickets said on Twitter.external-link

The former Arsenal and Tottenham winger played just 22 minutes of football for City, coming on as a substitute in their 2-0 loss at Tranmere Rovers.

"With players returning to full fitness his chances were likely to be limited," said a statement on the club website.external-link

"The club and Rohan have parted ways to allow him to take up opportunities elsewhere," it added.

Ricketts had signed a deal until the end of the season after returning to English football after spells in Ireland, Hungary and Moldova.

"Rohan has been a breath of fresh air around the club and he has been a real pleasure to work with.

"His departure has been very amicable and the club wish him all the best in the future," the statement added.