Ross County: Melvin De Leeuw exits 'for personal reasons'

Melvin De Leeuw
Melvin De Leeuw signed a two-year contract in June 2013

Dutch striker Melvin De Leeuw has had his contract terminated by Ross County for "personal reasons".

The 26-year-old was the Dingwall club's top scorer last season with nine goals.

But he has found the net only once this season in eight appearances and has not featured in the last three games under new manager Jim McIntyre.

Assistant manager Billy Dodds told BBC Scotland: "He enjoyed it here but just had personal problems and wanted to return home."

Paul Quinn (left) celebrates scoring for Ross County against St Mirren
Paul Quinn (left) scored in his second game for Ross County, against St Mirren

Transfer rules mean that De Leeuw will be unable to sign for another club in Scotland this season.

The striker, previously of Dutch top-flight outfit Cambuur, had signed a two-year contract with County in June 2013.

McIntyre has been reshaping his squad since taking over following the sacking of Derek Adams.

Former Barnsley midfielder Martin Woods signed until the end of January.

Also signed until January were defenders Jamie Reckord, who left Wolves in the summer, and Paul Quinn, previously of Doncaster Rovers.

Former Oldham Athletic midfielder Terry Dunfield has joined County until the summer.