Scotland winger Neil McCann has had his contract at Southampton terminated by mutual consent after growing fed up at a lack of first-team football.
McCann never secured a regular first team place
The 31-year-old former Hearts player was signed by Gordon Strachan from Rangers for £1.5m in August 2003 but only started 21 games, scoring once.
His most recent appearance for the Saints was in the 3-1 loss to Norwich.
He missed Saturday's FA Cup third round win over Milton Keynes Dons because of illness and an ankle injury.