Brighton & Hove Albion manager Gus Poyet has decided against offering a contract to Darren Carter following the midfielder's trial.
Carter has been training with the Seagulls for the past fortnight and scored for the club's reserves against Bournemouth earlier in the week.
Poyet was impressed by Carter's footballing ability, but has confirmed the 27-year-old is not the type of midfielder he is currently looking to sign.
"Darren had plenty of things I really liked about him, but he's just not the exact player I'm looking for," said Poyet after Saturday's 0-0 draw with Hull City.
"He's very good at passing and will pop up with a few goals, but the player I've been looking for has got to be very energetic around the midfield but that's not what Darren's game is based around."
Carter is available on a free transfer after leaving Preston North End over the summer and trained with former club Birmingham City prior to linking up with Brighton.