Shane Higgs released by Northampton Town

Shane Higgins

Northampton Town keeper Shane Higgs has had his contract terminated eight months early by mutual consent.

The 35-year-old has played just six times since agreeing an 18-month deal at Sixfields in December, following his release by Leeds United.

His three games this season have come in cup competitions, with on-loan Wigan keeper Lee Nicholls being boss Aidy Boothroyd's first choice.

"We wish Shane every success for the future," said Boothroyd.

"After long conversations we decided it was in the best interests of all parties to terminate Shane's contract."