The Cobblers have terminated the contract of striker David Moyo, who leaves the club with immediate effect.
Moyo, who is currently on loan at Brackley Town, signed a one-year deal in the summer after progressing from the club’s youth system.
He is the third player to have his deal terminated at Sixfields this month, joining Kelvin Langmead and Ricky Ravenhill on the departures list.
Langmead has since signed for Vanarama South club Ebbsfleet, while Ravenhill joined and played for Mansfield Town on Saturday.
“David is a good lad and we wish him well,” said boss Chris Wilder.
“His contract was up here in the summer and he is behind some of the other strikers here in the pecking order, but he leaves with our best wishes for the future.”
Moyo leaves, having scored twice in his what were to prove to be his last two appearances for the Cobblers.
He netted in the 2-1 Johnstone’s Paint Trophy win at Portsmouth in October, and also in the 3-2 Sky Bet League Two defeat at Cheltenham Town.
With first team chances non-existent following the match at Whaddon Road, Moyo was loaned to Brackley Town where he has proved to be a big success.
He scored both goals in their recent 2-1 win at Gainsborough Trinity, but was a substitute for the Saints’ 1-0 win over Harrogate at the weekend.
A product of the club’s youth development programme, Moyo was given his Cobblers debut by Aidy Boothroyd in November, 2012, coming on as a substiute in a 1-1 FA Cup draw with Bradford City at Sixfields.
He made his first league start in the 2-2 draw at Port Vale later that same season, and was to make his only other league start for the club in the 2-0 win over Barnet a week later.
Since then Harare-born Moyo, who made his Zimbabwe Under-23 debut in a friendly against Morocco in November, has been restricted to substitute appearances and one other start in that JP Trophy win at Fratton Park.