Calvin Zola leaves Aberdeen after having contract cancelled

Gabriel Piccolo and Calvin Zola battle for possession during a match between Partick Thistle and Aberdeen
Zola (right) featured infrequently for the Dons last season

Aberdeen have cancelled the contract of Calvin Zola, leaving the forward free to find a new club.

The 29-year-old spent a season with the Dons, scoring three goals.

He struggled to hold down a regular place in the team and his departure comes as manager Derek McInnes pursues out-of-contract striker Kris Boyd.

"Everyone involved with AFC wishes Calvin and his family all the very best in his future career," McInnes told the Aberdeen websiteexternal-link.

"Calvin is a good guy and was a popular figure in the dressing room and around the club in general."

Zola, who had joined Aberdeen on a two-year deal, lists Burton Albion and Oldham Athletic among his former clubs.