Defender Ivar Ingimarsson's contract at Ipswich has been terminated by mutual consent, Paul Jewell has confirmed.
The former Reading man played his final match for the Tractor Boys in last Monday's 3-1 defeat against Nottingham Forest.
But Ipswich's luck failed to improve without him, with Jewell's men suffering a 3-1 defeat to Hull in the FA Cup on Saturday.
The manager confirmed after the match that the Iceland international has departed Portman Road after only moving to Ipswich in the summer.
"He's terminated his contract," Jewell told reporters after the game.
"We came to an agreement with him and his agent early last week. It just hasn't worked out for him or for us.
"He's been a terrific professional but sometimes it just doesn't happen. I think Ivar accepts that and we accept it.
"From day one it's been stop-start so I just thought it was better to cut ties."
Ipswich sit only three points above the relegation zone in the Championship but Jewell doesn't want to see many other players depart with the January transfer window now in full swing.
"I don't want to see too many players going" he added. "We want to strengthen our squad as it needs strengthening and we'll see.
"That doesn't mean there won't be any exits but I haven't had any interest in anyone."