Tranmere have terminated the contract of striker Ben Burgess after the 30-year-old decided to retire from football.
Burgess only joined Rovers part way through pre-season from Notts County and has previously had spells at Blackpool, Hull and Cheltenham.
"I'm obviously disappointed that it hasn't worked out with Ben but it isn't a decision he will have made easily and it is one we have to respect," Rovers manager Ronnie Moore told the club's official website.
"Ben feels he is unable to play at 100 per cent and doesn't want to carry on at less than his best.
"He's been a model professional while he has been here and I wish him the best of luck in his new life outside of football."
Burgess added: "I'd like to thank everyone at Tranmere Rovers and I'm really sorry it hasn't worked out."