Liam Coogans looks set to return to Scotland after leaving Huddersfield Town.
The 19-year-old striker has departed by mutual consent with four months of his contract remaining.
He is said to have a number of options for the remainder of the season.
Coogans joined Town in August 2014 having made his mark at Airdrie, where he made his debut at 15.
He scored four times in 14 starts at 19 substitute appearances for the Scottish club and also had trials at Celtic and Blackburn Rovers.
Coogans netted five goals for the Under 18s in his first season at Town.
But he struggled to make his mark at Under 21 level, or in a loan spell at Queen of the South earlier this season.
He made three appearances from the bench in his four months with the Dumfries side, who play in Scotland’s second tier.
Meanwhile Town are among clubs said to be monitoring Ilkeston goalkeeper Jamie Hannis.
The 17-year-old has just broken into the first team at the Northern Premier League club.
Once at Aston Villa, he came to prominence with bright performances during Ilkeston’s run to the third round of the FA Youth Cup this season.
They beat Burton Albion and Shrewsbury Town before losing 3-2 to Newcastle United.<p/>