Midfielder Josh Carson has left Ipswich by mutual consent.

After being informed by Town manager Mick McCarthy that he was not part of his future plans, Northern Ireland international Carson has spent time with Bristol City, Notts County and Hibernian on trial this summer.

"We thank Josh for all his efforts at Ipswich Town and we wish him all the best for the future," McCarthy told the club's official website.

Carson has been allowed to leave Portman Road before the transfer window deadline to enable him to seek a new club immediately - if the decision was made after Monday then the player would not be able to play for any other club until January.

The winger progressed through the academy ranks at Ipswich and went on to feature 33 times in the first-team, scoring five goals.