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Harper released by Doncaster

Doncaster Rovers have confirmed they have terminated midfielder James Harper's contract by mutual consent.

The 33-year-old has been let go in order to pursue regular first-team football away from the Keepmoat, where he has been since 2012.

Harper was part of the club's championship-winning squad last year, and chief executive Gavin Baldwin told their official website: "James Harper played a large part in the club's promotion from League One last season and leaves with the club's best wishes.

"The owners of the club have reiterated to Paul (Dickov, Doncaster manager) that this action will release further funds for Paul's transfer budget."